Ankita Lokhande is finally making her Bollywood debut with Kangana Ranaut‘s Manikarnika which is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai. The television actress after refusing several Bollywood scripts finally gave her nod to Manikarnika as she wanted to play a strong role. After Kangana, Ankita’s first look from the film is out and we have to say it redefines royalty. (ALSO READ: Kangana Ranaut’s Look In Manikarnika Will Make You Forget Deepika Padukone’s Padmaavat Avatar (PICS) )

The Pavitra Rishta actress looks stunning in a traditional green and red Maharashtrian saree. The actress plays the role of Jhalkaribai in the film and we came across this first look of the actress that was leaked online. We have to say, just like Kangana, we can’t take our eyes off Ankita’s look from Manikarnika. To prepare for her role, Lokhande underwent extensive training in sword fighting for almost two years. Take a look at Ankita’s look from the film below.

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. The film which will now release on August 3 was supposed to release on April 27. Ankita will be seen opposite Bajirao Mastani actor Vaibhav Tatwawaadi in Manikarnika. Apart from these actors, Atul Kulkarni will also be seen playing an important role of Tatya Tope who helped Rani Laxmibai regain control over Gwalior by freeing it from the British army.