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Ankita takes break from Pavitra Rishta

Posted on Feb 23, 02:37PM | IBNS

Mumbai, Feb 23 : Anything that TV actress Ankita Lokhande says or does always makes the headlines.

While the rumour mills are churning out speculative stories daily about the actress quitting her popular show Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV, Ankita is quick to dismissively laugh it off.

"I just want to take a vacation with my boyfriend (Sushant Singh Rajput)," said Ankita when contacted about these rumours.

"After the superlatively successful run of Pavitra Rishta for over three years, why would I want to quit the show when everything is going so well? Yes, it felt different when Sushant left the show, and to be honest, I had contemplated leaving as well.

"But Ekta (Kapoor) ma'am gave me many reasons to stay on and I am glad that I decided to continue otherwise I would have regretted it later," she said.

"It has just been so long since I have taken a long vacation and now with Sushant having some free time from his shoot, I have decided to accompany him and take a break from hectic shoot schedules as well," said Ankita, who plays Archana in the serial.

So have the channel and Balaji Telefilms (production house) agreed to let her go on such short notice?

"I had intimated both Zee TV and the production house of my plans well in advance and they have very kindly allowed me to take a two month break by allowing for such a turn of events in the story as well.

"So fans of the show will not find any abrupt turn in the storyline as everything has been planned out in an interesting manner to accommodate my sabbatical from the show," she said.

Sources from the channel confirm this fact and state that the upcoming story will see high voltage drama when Manav and Archana's son Soham is let out of prison.

Torn between his Archana and Varsha, he contemplates killing either Archana or himself in order to end the family's misery.

While Manav and Archana try reasoning with him, an irate Soham pulls the trigger on the gun he is carrying and Archana gets grievously hit by the stray bullet and lands up in a coma.

While the story has been written, the channel is yet to shoot this last action-packed scene.