The actress rejoins Pavitra Rishta after a break of three months!
While, for weeks, there has been speculation about Ekta Kapoor wanting to bring in her replacement, actress Ankita Lokhande remains one happy lady! The actress played the role of Archana in Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta until a few months ago when she declared that she needed a break from television. Since then, the rumour mills have been working overnight with talks of her being replaced by other actresses like Shilpa Sakhlani and Gautami Kapoor. But now all the idle gossip can be laid to rest as both the channel and Balaji confirm that Ankita Lokhande is indeed returning to reclaim her role on the show!
“Yes, I had indeed taken a break as I wanted to spend some quality time with Sushant and my family. These three months have been a refreshing change of pace. What many people don’t realize is that when you are a part of a daily soap for as long as I have been associated with Pavitra Rishta, you don’t really find time for anything else besides shooting. Now that the show has completed 1000 episodes, and my request for a much deserved break has been suitably accommodated, I’m back for a second innings on the show. I look forward to an equally enthusiastic response from my fans” Says Ankita about her return. “Ekta ma’am has been very kind to allow me to take the break I asked for and I am really grateful to her and the team for that.”
For the last few months, Ankita’s character, Archana was shown to be in a coma and doctors are trying their best to bring her out of it. Ankita has started shooting for the show from the weekend, so all Ankita fans can rejoice now!
(Watch Ankita Lokhande as Archana in Pavitra Rishta, every Monday to Friday at 9 PM only on Zee TV.)