Sushant Singh Rajput‘s ex-flame and TV actress Ankita Lokhande were once a part of hit TV serial Pavitra Rishta which aired between July 2009 to October 2014 is. After Sushant Singh Rajput made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with Kai Po Che, Ankita will make her debut next year. Ankita will be seen on the 70mm in Kangana Ranaut‘s next Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi. All this time her character was kept under wraps, but we have all the details now.

As revealed by mid-day, Ankita Lokhande will be seen playing the character of Jhalkari Bai. She used to go in disguise to protect Laxmibai. This seems like a pivotal role as Kangana Ranaut will be playing the role of Rani Laxmibai. This would mean Kangana and Ankita are working closely for the role. And by judging Kangana’s current status in the industry, this might bode well for Ankita’s debut. Recently when speaking to a tabloid about Ankita’s debut, Sushant said, “She is very talented, I am glad she is getting a good project. I am sure she will do best.”

Ankita is elated to have bagged the role and said she feels “honoured” to be able to tell the lesser known story of Jhalkaribai and that her fight “alongside Rani Laxmibai” She also spoke of her delight of working alongside Kangana “who exudes power and is an inspiration to all women.” Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi has already gone on floors.