Sushant Singh Rajput's sudden death on June 14, 2020 left the entire film fraternity aghast. Even the internet was flooded with deepest condolences from fans, friends and his colleagues.
The actor shot to fame and went on to become a household name across the country after starring in one of Zee TV's most popular soap opera's 'Pavitra Rishta', produced by the TV Czarina Ekta Kapoor.
Sushant starred alongside her then-ladylove and television actor Ankita Lokhande in the lead role. Sushant essayed the role of Manav Deshmukh and Ankita Lokhande essayed the role of his wife Archana Deshmukh in the soap opera. While the Kedarnath actor was a part of Pavitra Rishta for three years, i.e. 2009-2011 and was later replaced by Hiten Tejwani, Ankita Lokhande has been a part of the show from its inception to its conclusion.
As the show is back with season 2, here's look at some of the beautiful moments from season 1 and remember Sushant:
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When Archana finds the letter from Manav
The nostalgic letter that Archana finds was about Manav's view on how important this marriage is to him. He explains how he wishes to be a better person and be there for the family.
When Archana’s father realizes Manav is the right guy for her
Archana’s parents think Manav is a mechanical engineer and the owner of the garage. Whereas, in reality, Manav is only a mechanic in the garage. He is worried and guilty about the fact that Archana’s parents might be heartbroken when they come to know the truth. But then he overhears Archana’s father mentioning all his good deeds, how he is a perfect son in law, and his unwavering support and care for their daughter during tough times.
A caring and supportive husband
When there was a crisis in the house the wife of the house steps up, while everyone is skeptical of this, it is Manav who supports her and helps her out.
The final episode
In this episode, Ankita and Naren get married. Shortly, after that Archana gets a call that Manav is dead and hearing the news, Archana dies of heartbreak. As she meets Manav in heaven as young lovers and they promise each other that they will love each other for eternity and be with each other forever.