Deepika Padukone’s ex-flame Nihar Pandya debuts with Kangana’s ‘Manikarnika’

Deepika Padukone’s ex-boyfriend Nihar Pandya gears up to try his luck in Bollywood. The former model, who dated the reigning star at one point of time will debut will Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Manikarnika’.

Nihar has been selected to play the pivotal role of Baji Rao II in the period drama, based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai. To get his role perfect, Nihar Pandya has undergone intense training. He took lessons in martial arts, weight training, functional training, horse riding etc. Since 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', he is required to do all such activities.

As per report, Nihar involved into the work so much that he did not backed even after getting multiple injuries during film sequences on the set. The movie is being directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and produced by Kamal Jain and Zee Studios.

The film also features Sonu Sood and television actress Ankita Lokhande. ‘Manikarnika’ is slated to hit the theatres on April 27.