Television star Ankita Lokhande who gained fame for her show Pavitra Rishta is all set to make her big Bollywood debut with Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi alongside Kangana Ranaut. Ankita gained popularity after playing the lead role in Pavitra Rishta along with co-actor Sushant Singh Rajput who is already a big name in Bollywood now. After working together, the two got close and started dating but after many years of togetherness, the couple parted ways in 2016. But seems like the two are still good friends. Recently, Sushant commented on Ankita’s first look from Manikarnika and wished her all the luck.

Earlier today, Ankita shared her first look from the film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi where she can be seen in a fierce avatar. Taking the still to her Instagram handle, she wrote, “And so it begins!!!#jhalkaribai #manikarnika.” Sushant, who has come a long way from where he started, commented on the picture and wrote, “@lokhandeankita it looks absolutely great Ankita. I’m extremely happy to see this. May God bless with lots of success and happiness.” To this, Ankita replied, “@sushantsinghrajput Thank you Sushant and I wish You the same”.

Check out Sushant’s comment here:

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And so it begins!!! #jhalkaribai #manikarnika

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Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande


In Manikarnika, Ankita will be seen playing the role of Jhalkari Bai, who was a close confidant of Rani Laxmibai. Directed by Krish Jagarlamudi, the movie also features Jisshu Sengupta and Zeeshan Ayyub in pivotal roles. It is all set to hit the screens on January 25, 2019.