Television actress Ankita Lokhande, who has been away from the screen ever since her serial “Pavitra Rishta” got over, is geared up to make her most awaited entry into Bollywood.
She is well prepared to return to the big screen as Jhalkaribai in Kangana Ranaut starrer “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”.
Since so long, we had been hearing stories of her Bollywood debut but nothing really concrete came our way. However, now the actress has finally confirmed that she is a part of Kangana’s film.
Taking to her Instagram account, Ankita posted the story of her return to the big screen today (July 3, 2017) and wrote with the tagline: No words .. #jhalkaribai #manikarnika #thankful #3rdjuly2017
The actor would be seen playing the character of Jhalkaribai, who was considered as the right hand of Rani Laxmibai and was a part of her big army. “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 told to a leading portal.
She continued, “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 emanates power and is an inspiration to all women. I am looking forward to learning from her once we start shooting in August.”
Due to her stark resemblance to Queen of Jhansi, Jhalkaribai was taken in her army and went on to act as her body-double to deceive the British during an attack. She later sacrificed her life to save the Queen.
Ankita’s “Pavitra Rishta” co-star Karanveer Mehra congratulated her on this phenominal achievement and re-shared the article. He wrote: “They say good things happen to people who wait , I said better things happen to people who wait longer, She said best things happen to people who wait the longest #bollywood #debut #jhalkaribai #bigbreakthrough #actor #actorslife #happy #excited #CantWait to c u on 70mm @lokhandeankita Way to go girl , it’s the beginning of a new beginning