The star of Pavitra Rishta, Ankita Lokhande has found love once again in city businessman, Vicky Jain. Vicky is the co-owner of the Mumbai team in sports reality entertainment show, Box Cricket League. After being spotted several times, the two were seen to be more than just ‘good friends.’ Their dating has been confirmed by SpotboyE and sources predict that the two are quite serious about each other.
A source close to the couple says that the two live in the same society in Mumbai and their relationship is known to only a few close friends. “They are serious about each other. The duo live in the same society and often hang out together. Close friends are aware of their status,” says the source. Ankita, was previously dating Sushant Singh Rajput whom she met on the sets of Ekta Kapoor’s hit show ‘Pavitra Rishta.’ In 2011, there were rumours about their engagement and that the couple were in a live-in relationship. Reports say that one of the reasons for their breakup is Sushant’s closeness to his ‘Raabta’ co-star Kriti Sanon.
Their breakup was confirmed by Sushant himself when he tweeted, “Neither she was an alcoholic nor I am a womaniser. People do grow apart and it’s unfortunate. Period.”Ankita, is now all geared up for the release of her upcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The lead is being played by actor Kangana Ranaut and also stars Ankita Lokhande, Sonu Sood, Atul Kulkarni and Jisshu Sengupta in pivotal roles.
In an interview to DNA, Ankita spoke about what interested her on doing this film. She says, ‘It’s a woman-oriented film and that appealed to me. Plus, we have all read about Rani Laxmibai as part of Indian History. But when I was asked to play Jhalkaribai, I didn’t really know who she was. When producer Kamal (Jain) sir and director Krish sir narrated the script to me, I found out that she was Rani Laxmibai’s right- hand woman and almost her replica who would disguise as the Queen in front of the British. So, I realised I had an opportunity to portray an unspoken hero, a warrior, and an integral part of Indian History. I’m sure I will play the typical Hindi film heroine and have my song and dance routines in future. But something like Manikarnika would never come back to me. And to debut with something like this, I’d say I’m lucky.”