The couple, who met on the sets of Pavitra Rishta in 2009, had been dating for six years.

Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande rumoured to have called it quitsSushant Singh Rajput/Facebook
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Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande, a popular TV actress and his girlfriend, have reportedly decided to part ways. The couple, who met on the sets of Pavitra Rishta in 2009, had been dating for six years, and had been living together for a few years now.

From rumours of the couple drifting apart to actress Parineeti Chopra being responsible for the rift, several theories around the growing distance between Sushant and Ankita have been doing the rounds for some time now.

A source close to the couple told DNA, “They have simply grown apart. It happens. When they started they both wanted similar things. They both had dreams. But somewhere along the way, Ankita was just content doing nothing while his career took off. I think that is where the disconnect began.”

The Times of India reported, “Of late though, things were on a downslide for the Bollywood star and the TV actress. Rumours of their differences became constant fodder for gossip mills. Reportedly, neither of them could handle the pressure of stardom. With the spotlight being on Sushant after his tryst with fame post a kick-ass debut in 'Kai Po Che!,' it was becoming increasingly harder for the duo to spend quality time together. Not to forget, the constant spotlight on their relationship that became harsher over a period of time.”

Amidst rumours of their split, affectionate tweets made my the couple are also said to have been raising eyebrows.

 

There have also been rumours of the couple secretly getting married.

Earlier this year, Sushant had confirmed their plan to get married towards the end of 2016.

“Yes we will be getting married in December this year,” Sushant was quoted as saying by The Indian Express

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