After winning millions of hearts with her stint on television, Ankita Lokhande is all set to pave her way to Bollywood with a dream debut! The Pavitra Rishta actress will be seen playing the role of Jhalkari Bai in ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ alongside Kangana Ranaut.

Ankita’s first look from the movie has been unveiled and she looks mesmerizing AF! Clad in red and green Maharashtrian sari and decked with chunky traditional jewellery, Ankita Lokhande is a dreamy vision to watch out for. It is even hard to take eyes off from her!

Ankita was earlier in a relationship with Pavitra Rishta co-star Sushant Singh Rajput but the duo separated after Sushant made a mark in Bollywood. The couple never came out with the actual reason of their break-up but Ankita’s over-possessiveness and alcohol addiction, and Sushant’s philandering ways are said to be the reasons that led to their separation. It didn’t take much time for over-ambitious Sushant to move on in his life as rumours of him dating Kriti Sanon floored soon after his break-up with Ankita. Meanwhile, Ankita kept herself busy with work and grabbed a prominent role in Kangana-starrer Manikarnika.

Talking about her character, Jhalkaribai was a heroic personality who shielded Rani Laxmibai whenever required. “I had never heard of her before, not many have, but Jhalkaribai was one of the greatest heroes of our proud history. I am honoured that I will be telling her story to the world, fighting alongside Kangana’s Rani Laxmibai,” Ankita Lokhande said in an interview with a leading daily.

Talking further about the movie, Ankita further said, “My film is releasing on 3rd August. You will get to see the work I did in the movie on August 3. I hope that you guys have appreciated my world up until now. So hopefully, you like my work in Manikarnika as well. I hope this release date is final as I am eagerly waiting for the movie as well.”

Well, we hope, just like her ex-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, Ankita too makes a mark for herself in the film industry.

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