SEE: Ankita Lokhande makes a new friend on sets of her debut film Manikarnika


The stunning Ankita Lokhande is all set to slay on the silver screen post her captivating the hearts of the Television audience. The actress will soon be seen in one of the prominent roles in Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi.

She will be playing an important character named Jhalkari Bai, the one who used to disguise and shield Rani Laxmi Bai.

Ankita who is completely engrossed in the shoot currently shared a click on Instagram. The actress is seen standing tall right next to a horse whom apparently she calls as her new friend. She captioned it as, "Progress always begins there where your comfort zone ends! meet my new friend PAKIZA #jhalkarbai#manikarnikathequeenofjhasi."

The actress is shooting for the same at Ramoji Studios where a huge set has been built to shoot for the film.

From the past few months, Ankita has been taking training in sword-fighting and is making sure to get into the skin of her character perfectly. Like Kangana, even she is getting training under the supervision of Hollywood action director, Nick Powell. She said, "Since then, he has taken me by the hand and shown me how to fight. He treats me like a kid and makes the training so entertaining." Talking about her role, Ankita stated, "I'd never heard of her before, not many have, but Jhalkaribai was one of the greatest heroes of our proud history. I'm honoured that I'll be telling her story to the world, fighting alongside Kangana's Rani Laxmibai."