Television actor Ankita Lokhande took to Instagram on Tuesday when she shared a video celebrating 12 years of her TV show Pavitra Rishta. Ankita starred in the ZEE TV show along with the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Shared a collection of photos from the show’s journey, Ankita wrote: “12 Years Pavitra rishta ❤️ 12Years!! Ohh yes yes, it’s 12 years Pavitra Rishta, time really flies. With over 66 Awards, #Pavitrarishta continues to be a of the most loved shows on Indian television. On 12 glorious years of this iconic show. That gave me not only Archana, but love all over the world and made me who I am today. The story that is the zest for life, love, family and friendship. Thank you @balajitelefilmslimited @ektarkapoor for making Archana and thank you to all the cast and crew. Thank you Maa and Paa for always supporting me.”
Producer Ekta Kapoor took to Instagram, sharing: “12 years after a million memories later. Pain, love and fear make this show the purest band ever! #pavitrarishta you resurrected my career gave me lifelong bonds! Thank youuuuuu.” To this Ankita replied, “Forever grateful.”
Pavitra Rishta started broadcasting on ZEE TV in 2009 and made household names for Ankita and Sushant. While Ankita was part of the show until the very end, Sushant quit the show in 2011 and was replaced by television actor Hiten Tejwani.
After the tragic passing of Sushant Singh Rajput in June 2020, the show was repeated on ZEE TV and also streamed on OTT platform ZEE5.