TV actor Ankita Lokhande, is all set to make a smashing entry into Bollywood. She would be playing a pivotal role in Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
She would be seen playing the character of Jhalkaribai, who was considered as the right hand of Rani Laxmibai and was a part of her army. Ankita told “I’d never heard of her before, not many have, but Jhalkaribai was one of the greatest heroes of our proud history. I’m honored that I’ll be telling her story to the world, fighting alongside Kangana’s Rani Laxmibai”.
She also 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.”
Due to her stark resemblance as Jhalkaribai was induced 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 would be seen fighting with swords, riding horses and will reveal a side to her which was never seen before.