Mumbai, July 3: Ankita Lokhande, who rose to fame with the hit television show Pavitra Rishta, is all set to enter Bollywood. Ankita will make her debut with Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi.
The gorgeous lady will be seen playing the role of Rani Laxmibai’s right hand, Jhalkari bai the one who useed to disguise and shield Rani Laxmi Bai.
Talking about her role, Ankita stated, “I’d never heard of her before, not many have, but Jhalkaribai was one of the greatest heroes of our proud history. I’m honoured that I’ll be telling her story to the world, fighting alongside Kangana’s Rani Laxmibai.”
Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi fell into Ankita’s lap when the film’s producer Kamal Jain, who she has known for a long time, approached her for the film. Ankita said, “I’m indebted to Kamal sir for this challenging role in a big-budget film scripted by Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad alongside a National Award-winning actress like Kangana, who exudes power and is an inspiration to all women. I’m looking forward to learning from her once we start shooting in August.”
The actress was lately in news after her breakup with actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Both of them dated for almost six years and were also planning to get married. Later, they parted ways giving shock to all their fans.
Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi is directed by Krish and is slated to release on April 27, 2018.