Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande starrer Pavitra Rishta completed 12 years on Tuesday. On the occasion, we brought out an unreleased song titled “Jaisi Ho Waisi Raho” from Zee TV’s popular soap opera. The romantic song featuring the duo had gone viral a few months ago, leaving fans nostalgic when they remembered the late actor, who passed away on June 14, 2020.
The on-screen chemistry of Sushant and Ankita was the pinnacle of Pavitra Rishta, and “Jaisi Ho Waisi Raho” just proves that. However, the song, which was composed by Vinay Ram Tiwari and sung by Yasser Desai, never made the final cut. Zee Music released the video on its YouTube channel in 2018.
Sushant Singh Rajput made his acting debut with Ekta Kapoor’s Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008). But it was his character of Manav in Pavitra Rishta that made him a household name.
Producer Ekta Kapoor shared a video of Pavitra Rishta running for five years on Tuesday. In her caption, she wrote: “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.”
In her reply to Ekta, Ankita wrote, “Forever grateful.”
In a previous post, Ekta Kapoor had revealed a message last year that Sushant was not the channel’s first choice. However, it was her conviction that led Sushant to play Manav. Sushant had left a word of thanks for Ekta in the same post. He wrote: “And I am eternally grateful to you, madam (sic).”
Sushant and Ankita started dating in real life over the course of the show, before splitting up a few years ago. Sushant was part of Pavitra Rishta from 2009 to 2011, but dropped out to make his Bollywood debut with Kai Po Che (2013).