Ankita Lokhande close brush with fire

Just before the Ganesh Chaturthi fervor took the city by storm, TV actress and Sushant Singh Rajput’s ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande had a narrow escape from what could have been a major fire tragedy.

We spoke to Ankita to know exactly what happened on that ill-fated day as rumours reached us that she had received serious burns while performing a puja. When contacted, Ankita said, “Well, I don’t know how I could burn myself while performing a puja, unless I was sitting inside the havankund itself.”

Ankita said, “I had lit an aroma candle in my room. I don’t know how my curtain caught fire and before I knew my bedroom was on fire. I tried a lot to salvage the disaster but in the process, I burnt both my hands and neck. Thank God that my face was not burnt! And you know what! Right outside my bedroom balcony, I had 4 gas cylinders, I shudder to think what would have happened if…,” she trailed off, and then after a long pause, added, “I guess my good karma saved me from a major disaster.”

The Pavitra Rishta actress added: “Right now I’m recovering, the wounds are healing but I have to be very careful as they can’t rub against my clothes or any objects. It hurts and it hurts a lot. My bedroom is a wreck and the repairs are on.”