Ankita Lokhande won our hearts with just one show 'Pavitra Rishta' and now the actress is all set for her Bollywood debut with Manikarnika starring Kangana Ranaut. Lokhande recently shared a picture on her Instagram page in a vintage look. The actress looks beautiful with a big bindi and traditional Indian jewellery. We are left wondering if that's her look from Manikarnika.
The yellowish picture look elegant with discernable heavy makeup, nose piercing and pearly accessories.
The actress had shared a click on social media a few weeks back where she was seen wearing a navvari attire along with a hairstyle that resembles the style carried by women of that period.
Lokhande is slated to play the role of Jhalkari Bai. Currently, the team is on a break from shooting thanks to Kangana’s leg injury. According to reports, the team along with Ankita and Kangana is back in Mumbai from Jodhpur.
Jhalkari Bai is an important character in the film. History states that it was she who used to disguise and protect Rani Laxmibai. The stories go on to say that Jhalkaribai closely resembled the Queen, allowing her to go in disguise whenever required. She was also one of her trusted advisors.
According to reports, Lokhande took horse-riding lessons to prepare for her role and has shot some scenes with Kangana. In order to play her character properly, Ankita reportedly has been training in sword-fighting for the past few months.
Earlier a few pictures from the sets of Manikarnika emerged where we saw Kangana in an off-white, embroidered attire with a shawl and golden turban. Her look was completed with antique jewellery and a sword held in her hand. The film is slated to release in April 2018.