In all senses, Ankita Lokhande is going to have a powerful debut of her career in films. When you act alongside a performer like Kangana Ranaut, you automatically up your own game. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi demanded her to spend months on preparations that included obtaining a fit body and practicing horse riding since she plays a warrior. Apart from that, another skill that she had to master was sword fighting. And we can vouch, she did it well.
Ankita just shared a video of herself with a sword, practicing a fight with co-star Vaibhav Tatwawaadi. Look how swiftly she makes her strokes. Comes after a lot of practice, right? She rightly says that practice makes a woman perfect. Vaibhav, in the film, will play Puran Singh, the main soldier in Rani Laxmibai's army and is paired opposite Ankita. In fact, theirs is the only love story in the entire film. He was earlier seen playing the character of Chimaji Appa in Bajirao Mastani.
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Ankita's role is historically a significant one since Jhalkari Bai was Rani Laxmibai's right hand on the war field who disguised as the queen so that the original queen could safely dodge the enemies and go home with her little son. So is the one of Vaibhav.
The film rolls out in theatres on 25th January, 2018.