Ankita Lokhande who turned a household name after Pavitra Rishta came to her life, is now making her Bollywood debut alongside Kangana Ranaut’s , in her upcoming movie Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi.

After getting a lot of appreciation as Archana Karanjkar in Ekta Kapoor’s daily soap, Pavitra Rishta, Ankita will be seen as Jhalkaribai, in Manikarnika, starring Kangana Ranaut. Since a long time, The buzz of ankita’s bollywood debut is kept going but nothing really came out in reality.

However, the actress finally approved the news to be true recently in interview with Mumbai Mirror. “I’d never knew about her before, ‘m sure not many have too, but Jhalkaribai was among the heroes of our proud history. I’m honored that i got an opportunity to tell her story to the world, fighting besides Kangana’s Rani Laxmibai,” she added.

Ankita has been busy preparing for her role and learning horse riding & sword fighting since a month now. The actress also said, “Since then, i’ve gone through many things for the movie and also learning fighting sequences. My trainer treats me like kids while teaching, which is so entertaining. I’m looking forward to learn more and more as soon as we start shooting”

When we asked her about getting further offers for movies, she said “Acting is my passion but let God give me work, I wanted to try something else too.Now, I’m acting, fighting & dancing only for myself.”

We are looking forward to see Ankita on screen!

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