Television Diva and Actress Ankita Lokhande will be seen playing the role of Jhalkari Bai in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi alongside Kangana Ranaut. The first look of her new avatar from the film hit the internet today.
The popular face of television Ankita Lokhande best remembered for her TV series ‘Pavitra Rishta’ is all geared up for her Bollywood debut. She will be seen in the role of Jhalkaribai in the historical ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ which stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead.
Her first look as Jhalkaribai is here and she seems all set for a battle. The historic figure, Jhalkaribai was one of the lesser known warriors in Rani Laxmibai’s army. The actress learned horse-riding as a part of the prep.
Ankita is seen posing gracefully wearing a green saree and minimal jewellery. She definitely looks drop dead gorgeous and we can’t see more of her in the historic film.
The movie was mired in a controversy after Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha staged protests, but thankfully they withdrew the protests later on after producer of the film, Kamal Jain assured them that there is no distortion of historical facts.
The film is helmed by Krish, starring Kangana Ranaut as Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi, the film is touted as one of the most anticipated movies of 2018.
The film also stars Ankita Lokhande, Sonu Sood, Atul Kulkarni and Jisshu Sengupta in pivotal roles.
The movie is reported to release on 3rd August.