Manikarnika: Ankita Lokhande’s first look as Jhalkaribai is unveiled

The first look of Ankita Lokhande from her debut film, ‘Manikarnika-The Queen of Jhansi’ was unveiled. Ankita looks impressive as Jhalkaribai. She dons a saree and wrapped in a Maharashtrian style.

In 'Manikarnika', Ankita will be seen opposite actor Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, who played the role of Chimaji Appa in 'Bajirao Mastani'. Earlier, Vaibhav told IANS, “In fact, Ankita and mine is the only love story in the movie. My fans will get to see me doing horse riding, sword fighting and a lot of action sequence in the movie.”

‘Manikarnika’ stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead role of Rani Laxmi Bai. While the ‘Pavitra Rishta’ actress Ankita will be seen playing Jhalkaribai, a strong character in her debut film.

Atul Kulkarni will essay the role of Tatya Tope who helped Rani Laxmibai regain control over Gwalior and free it from the rules of the British.

‘Manikarnika’ is a biopic on the life of Rani Laxmibai, the queen of Jhansi. The periodic drama is written and directed by Vijayendra Prasad, who has earlier written blockbuster films like ‘Baahubali’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.