In a poignant Instagram post, ‘Bigg Boss 17’ star and actor Ankita Lokhande announced the heartbreaking news of her pet dog Scotch’s passing. Sharing a heartfelt picture of Scotch on Monday, Ankita captioned it with, “Hey buddy mamma will miss you so much. Rest in peace, Scotch.”

Special Gift from Sushant Singh Rajput

Reminiscing, fans and Ankita share heartfelt memories of the late actor’s thoughtful gift. The emotional post prompted an outpouring of condolences from friends and fans, with Ankita’s husband Vicky Jain expressing, “Will miss you, Scotch,” and actor Mouni Roy sharing her sorrow with a simple, “So sorry.”

Many fans fondly recalled that Scotch was a gift from Sushant Singh Rajput during their relationship. Videos of the late actor playing with Scotch surfaced on social media after his untimely demise in June 2020.

One fan noted, “I remember this is a dog she got during Pavitra Rishta, so both Sushant and her emotions were attached to it.” Another comforting comment read, “Scotch and Fudge are together up there watching you guys.”

Ankita Lokhande’s Journey Beyond ‘Bigg Boss 17’

Ankita, renowned for her role in ‘Pavitra Rishta,’ recently participated in ‘Bigg Boss 17’ alongside her husband Vicky Jain. Unfortunately, Vicky faced a mid-week elimination just before the grand finale, leaving Ankita emotional and her family disappointed.

Host Salman Khan expressed surprise at her elimination, expecting Ankita to be the winner of the 17th season. Despite this setback, Ankita continues to garner attention for her upcoming project, the period biopic ‘Swatantrya Veer Savarkar,’ where she stars opposite actor Randeep Hooda. The much-anticipated film is slated to hit theatres on March 22, showcasing Ankita’s diverse talents beyond the reality TV realm.