Ankita Lokhande, the beloved actress from Pavitra Rishta is gearing up for her Bollywood debut. She has been roped in to play Jhalkaribai in Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. Currently, shooting for the film is underway and the film is slated for an early 2018 release.
Ankita, who is well-versed with the workings of the industry was waiting for the right time and project to mark her Bollywood debut. Although she played a dutiful and obedient housewife and daughter on the popular soap opera, in real life Ankita is anything but. She is a fiery woman who believes in living life on her own terms.
Ankita and her Pavitra Rishta co-star Sushant Singh Rajput had been in a romantic relationship for a long time. They seemed to be head-over-heels in love and never shied away from expressing their love. There were even talks of an impending marriage.
But once, Sushant entered Bollywood, the dynamics of their relationship changed. The couple went through a much-publicized break-up as rumors of Sushant cozying up with his Raabta co-star Kriti Sanon began doing the rounds.
She recently shared a pic of herself on her Instagram account wearing a hot red dress and captioned it, “It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” And used hashtags like #womanofsubsance #standalone and #power. Whether it’s a reference to her role in her debut film or a summary of her life journey, we couldn’t tell.
As an actor, she has proven her mettle on the small screen and we can assure you that she will not disappoint with her film debut as well. We wish her a successful foray into Bollywood and a long-lasting career.