Ankita Lokhande all set to debut in Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’

Actress Ankita Lokhande rose to fame on the small screen with her character in the TV series ‘Pavitra Rishta’. She was even in a relationship with her lead actor from the show, Sushant Singh Rajput, for a long time, before the two called it quits and shocked everyone. And now, she is again in the news, but for a good reason. Ankita is gearing up for her big break in Bollywood.

There were several stories doing rounds about her Bollywood debut. And now, finally the actress has opened up on her debut flick. She will be seen making her debut in the Kangana Ranaut-starrer movie ‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’ in a character-driven role.

She will be essaying the role of Jhalkaribai in the movie. Throwing light on the same, she revealed to Mumbai Mirror, “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.” Ankita has been learning sword-fighting and horse riding for the past one month now. She adds, “I am indebted to Kamal sir for this challenging role in a big – budget film scripted by ‘Baahubali‘ scriptwriter KV Vijayendra Prasad alongside a National-award winning actress like Kangana who exudes power and is an inspiration to all women. I am looking forward to learning from her once we start shooting in August.” (Also Read: Kangana Ranaut: At the age of 17, I was already in a do or die situation)

‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ is directed by Krish and produced by Zee Studios. The movie is slated to release on April 27, 2018.