After Supreme Court ordered CBI probe into Sushant’s case today (August 19, 2020), Ekta disassociated herself from the Pavitra Rishta Fund. Sharing a note on Twitter, Ekta Kapoor wrote-
Even though this is not a fund started by me, but started by Zee and is a needed one at that, I am always with Zee for any other mental awareness fund that they want to do, but on this one I would like to respectfully dissociate myself. #SSR Hope the truth prevails. pic.twitter.com/XGjiVEUZ1t
— Ektaa R Kapoor (@EktaaRKapoor) August 19, 2020
It has to be recalled that Ekta Kapoor had launched Sushant in her show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. The late actor then got a big break with Pavitra Rishta, in which he played the role of Manav Deshmukh. He was paired opposite Ankita Lokhande in the show and their Jodi was a big hit. They had also dated for a long time but moved on as things didn’t work out.
As the fund was launched, Sushant’s fans took to social media to troll Ekta for using the late actor’s name for mental health awareness initiative. As trolling intensified, Sushant’s face was dropped from the Pavitra Rishta Fund logo.