Ankita Lokhande’s latest look suggests she is ready for her Bollywood debut with Manikarnika

By Barsa Ray

Mar 18, 2018

Ankita Lokhande’s latest look from her debut film ‘Manikarnika’ is doing rounds in the media. The Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Manikarnika is directed by Krish and is produced under Zee Studios banner. Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the role of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and Ankita will essay the role of Jhalkaribai. The flamboyant actress got injured during the filming of a fight sequence for the movie but resumed her shooting without any hindrance.


Jhalkaribai was the chief military advisor to Rani Laxmibai. The latest look of Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkaribai is going viral on various social media platforms. The gorgeous actress can be seen donning a saree paired with silver ornaments looking her best as a graceful Marathi lady. Ankita is a popular TV actress who rose to fame with Zee TV romantic-drama series ‘Pavitra Rishta’. The incredible performance of Ankita gained her immense popularity and made her one of the highest paid actresses in the television industry. Ankita will mark her Bollywood debut with ‘Manikarnika’. The actress has undergone an intense training of sword fighting and horse riding to portray the role of the warrior chief. She is paired opposite Vaibhav Tatwawadi in the movie.


The biographical movie is based on Rani Laxmibai’s life and her role in the First War of Independence of 1857 against the British East India Company alongside many great leaders. The photos from the sets of ‘Manikarnika’ surfaced online showing Kangana Ranaut in an ivory-hued attire coupled with gold ornaments. The biopic also features Suresh Oberoi, Sonu Sood, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi and Atul Kulkarni in prominent roles. K.V. Vijayendra Prasad is penning down the script and Prasoon Joshi has been roped in for the songs. The scheduled date of release of the film is set on August 2018.

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