Ankita Lokhande expresses gratitude for her Bollywood debut, thanks Kangana Ranaut, Ekta Kapoor

Ankita Lokhande made her Bollywood debut with Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, where she played Jhalkari Bai, an army commander.

FP Staff January 29, 2019 13:15:09 IST
Ankita Lokhande expresses gratitude for her Bollywood debut, thanks Kangana Ranaut, Ekta Kapoor

Television actress Ankita Lokhandhe, who made her Bollywood debut with Kangana Ranaut's period drama Manikarnika:The Queen of Jhansi, is receiving praises for her performance in the film as Jhalkari Bai, one of the commanders in Rani Laxmi Bai's army.

On 28 January, Ankita took to Instagram and expressed her gratitude to everyone who has been a part of her journey so far. She shared an image from the opening credits of her film that introduced her as Jhalkari Bai and wrote that her dream has finally come true.

Ankita, who became a household name after playing the role of Archana in television series Pavitra Rishta, thanked the producer of the soap Ekta Kapoor. "I want to thank Ekta Kapoor ma'am for recognising the talent in me and giving me Pavitra Rishta which gave me the identity across the country," she further wrote.

Ankita also conveyed her gratitude towards actress Kangana for being the "best" co-star and director in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.


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I saw myself on the big screen for the first time. Yes, my dream has finally come true. Hardwork has paid off. Watching myself as #JhalkariBai in #Manikarnika @manikarnikafilm.it was a very emotional moment for me. It was an overwhelming experience. I want to thank each and every person who has been a part of my journey and has helped me achieve my goal. I want to thank @ektaravikapoor Ma'am for recognising the talent in me and giving me #PavitraRishta which gave me the identity across the country. @zeestudiosofficial @zeetv Zee has been a constant from #ZeeCineStarKiKhoj to #PavitraRishta and now #Manikarnika. Zee has always played an important role in this journey. I cannot thank enough to @kamaljain_thekj #KamalJain Sir for seeing the potential in me and giving me my dream debut. #KanganaRanaut @team_kangana_ranaut has been a best co-star and director. Thank you Kangana for always being there for me and taking this film a notch higher. I would also like to thank everyone from #media who has always showered their love and I hope you all will always support and encourage me. The person that I am today is all because of my fans. Words are not enough to express my love for them. Thank you all for always being there for me and now that I am stepping into another phase of my life, I hope that they will shower more love. Their love encourages me to do better and I hope that I will always receive the same in future.

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Directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and Ranaut, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi also stars Jisshu Sengupta and Danny Denzongpa in important roles.

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