Popular TV Actress and Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s ex girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, who rose to fame after Pavitra Rishta happened to her, is all set to make her Bollywood debut in Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming next, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
We had been hearing stories of her Bollywood debut but nothing came true. There were these rumours doing the rounds about her first Bollywood movie but no confirmations was ever made. However, now the actress has finally confirmed that she is a part of Kangana’s film.
Talking about her character – Jhalkaribai in Manikarnika, Ankita was quoted by Mumbai Mirror saying, “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 taking sword – fighting and horse – riding lessons for over more than a month now. “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.”
There were rumours doing the rounds that Ankita will be seen in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. When asked about that, the actress refused to comment.