Ankita Lokhande: Television is my home and I am proud to be called a TV actor
Television star Ankita Lokhande is an actress, who takes her craft very seriously and is also very hard working and dedicated. She is all set to make her Bollywood debut with ‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’ and is currently busy with the promotions. It is to be noted that Ankita made her TV debut with Pavitra Rishta and is often still remembered by her character in the show.
However, now that she is famous and will soon be making her big screen she still hasn’t forgotten what led her here. It is often said that one must never forget their roots and this saying is abided by none other than Ankita Lokhande. In a recent interview, the actress said how TV is her home and will always be her first love after all that. She further said how she owes all of what she has achieved today to television and that she is proud to be called a TV actor.
When quizzed about her debut role in Bollywood, Ankita said she thinks this is the best she could’ve got and that she feels fortunate to play the brave warrior. She also explained how she always wanted to get out of her comfort zone and do something that makes her feel good and proud about herself.
In this Instagram video, we can see the hard work of Ankita to prepare for ‘Manikarnika’.
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The Pavitra Rishta fame also admitted how it was the physical prep for the film that was a task and that it was difficult for her to get into the skin of the character because she had never used a gun or ridden a horse or done a sword fight. In the end, the actress admitted to being scared of a horse but also added that how she managed to build chemistry with her horse Sultan.
Ankita will be see playing Jhalkari Bai in the film, and ever since her glimpses from the trailer, she has received a lot of praise for the portrayal. The film talks about the bravery and valour of Rani Laxmibai and how she fought against the British. The historical drama is also co-directed by Kangana Ranaut after Krish pulled out midway through the project citing personal reasons. ‘Manikarnika’ is slated to release on January 25, 2019.