Ankita Lokhande is all set for her big Bollywood debut, alongside Bollywood’s Queen, Kangana Ranaut! The telly star who rose to fame with Pavitra Rishta is all set to mark her first on the big screen in Kananga’s upcoming film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Anikita spoke at length about her character, Jhalkaribai in Manikarnika, 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.”
Jhalkaribai was said to be a close advisor to Rani Laxmibai and a crucial part of her army. Wow! A whole woman army at play? This film just keeps getting more interesting!
In preparation for her role, Ankita has been taking sword fighting and horse riding lessons since a month now. We can’t even begin to imagine the work that goes into developing such a character! Further speaking about the film, Ankita said, “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.”
A film with B-towns queen Kangana and televisions sweetheart Ankita is going to be nothing short of spectacular, and we’re super excited to find out more!