Ankita Lokhande‘s claim to fame was Ekta Kapoor‘s Pavitra Rishta, which won her several accolades. She was also in the news for dating Sushant Singh Rajput. The two met on the sets of Pavitra Rishta and while Sushant left the show after a year or so to pursue a career in Bollywood, Ankita was the lead of the show till the very end.  Ever since then, fans had been waiting to see her make a debut in the Indian film industry. And now several years and a break up later, she’s  finally got her break that she had been looking for. She will be seen essaying the role of Jhalkaribai in Kangana Ranaut starrer, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, which is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai, who was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

For those who aren’t aware, Jhalkaribai was the right hand of Rani Laxmibai. She was married to Puran Singh, one of the soldiers from the Queen’s army.Many even believed she looked like the Queen. They apparently took advantage of her uncanny resemblance with the Queen and used it against the Britishers during the 1857 Mutiny. Historically speaking, it was Jhalkarnibai who saved the Queen from a fatalistic attack once. While we don’t know if that will be shown in the film, it seems as if Ankita has quite a role to play in the film. Meanwhile, Ankita sure does know how to excite her fans. She took to her Instagram profile to share a still from the film, thereby revealing her look from the film. Well, not really, as the pic is quite blurred. We suppose the pic is from her shoot in Jodhpur from a couple of days ago. Although a little hazy,  she is seen in a simple look with her hair parted in the middle and saree worn in the typical Maharashtrian style. Anyway she seems to be having a fun time with her co-star Vaibhav Tatwawaadi in the pic. Take a look at it below: ?(ALSO READ: Ankita Lokhande Gets Mocked On Uploading Hot Pics, Gives It Back To Them In Style – View Pics)

Well, Kangana’s regal look from the film got leaked a few weeks ago and we must admit, she looks gorgeous. Meanwhile, Kangana is completely immersed into this film. Not only is she convincingly looking her part, she also chose to do the stunts and the fighting sequences all by herself. She even got injured while shooting a fighting sequence a few months ago and got a scar right in the middle of her forehead. Directed by Telugu filmmaker, Krrish, the film is slated to release in April next year. Coming back to Ankita, it is said that Ankita was to make her debut in Padmavati but later grabbed this role and went ahead with it. So, are you excited to watch her on screen? Let us know in the comments’ section below: