Manikarnika is my stepping stone in Bollywood : Ankita Lokhande !
Ankita Lokhande is a very popular Indian TV actress who had first appeared in Ekta Kapoor’s hit show “Pavitra Rishta” on Zee TV.
Now transitioning from TV into films, she’s all set and geared up to debut in Bollywood with Manikarnika : The Queen of Jhansi releasing on 25th January 2019.
When asked if it was tough for her to make a move from TV into films, and if the entire film was a challenging experience Ankita replied, “I don’t think it’s a challenge. This is a new phase in my life and I am enjoying it. I always wanted to be an actor and this film has turned out to be a dream debut”.
The film will see Kangana Ranaut playing the title role of Jhansi Ki Rani Laxmibai, Ankita Lokhande will be seen portraying character of Jhalkari Bai who’s also known as the other Jhansi Ki Rani in our Indian history.
She was included in women’s wing of the army by Rani Laxmibai herself and was given intensive training over there in shooting and cannon ball lighting.
Talking about her role Ankita added, “Portraying Jhalkari Bai was not easy. I had to understand her mindset and researched a lot about her. I have tried my best to do justice to her character. I trained for almost a month learning sword fighting and horse riding. I loved the entire training period”.