Ankita Lokhande, popularly known as Archana Karanjkar in Ekta Kapoor’s serial Pavitra Rishta is all set to make a mark in Bollywood as she will be seen as Jhalkaribai in Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
Kangana Ranaut In Manikarika The Queen Of Jhansi Biopic
While talking to Mumabi Mirror, Ankita said, “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.”
Kangana Ranaut In A Golden Dress
Ankita has been training in sword-fighting with Hollywood action director Nick Powell of Braveheart fame since last month-and-a-half. She tells Mumbai Mirror, “Since then, he has taken me by the hand and shown me how to fight. He treats me like a kid and makes the training so entertaining. I’m indebted to Kamal sir for this challenging role in a big-budget film scripted by Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad alongside a National Award-winning actress like Kangana who exudes power and is an inspiration to all women. I’m looking forward to learning from her once we start shooting in August.”
While talking about not being seen on-screen for 3 years Ankita said, “I don’t know how these stories about me not wanting to work got around. After six years of Pavitra Rishta, I simply wanted a break and come back as a different Ankita. And I have.”
Ankita Lokhande In A Red Strapless Jumpsuit
When asked if she is in touch with Sushant, she instantly said “No.”
Ankita Lokhande With Sushant Singh Rajput When They Were Dating
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