After a three-year hiatus and break-up with Sushant Singh Rajput, the TV actress is graduating to the big screen as Jhalkaribai to Kangana Ranaut’s queen of Jhansi.
The actor would be seen playing the character of Jhalkaribai, who was considered as the right hand of Rani Laxmibai and was a part of her army. “I’d never heard of her before, not many have, but Jhalkaribai was one of the greatest heroes of our proud history. I’m honoured that I’ll be telling her story to the world, fighting alongside Kangana’s Rani Laxmibai,” Ankita told Mumbai Mirror.
Ankita admits that the first day Nick put the sword in her hand, she was completely clueless about how to handle it. “Since then, he has taken me by the hand and shown me how to fight. He treats me like a kid and makes the training so entertaining,” reveals the actress, who has also been taking horse-riding lessons. “I’m indebted to Kamal sir for this challenging role in a big-budget film scripted by Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad alongside a National Award-winning actress like Kangana, who exudes power and is an inspiration to all women. I’m looking forward to learning from her once we start shooting in August.”
There has been talk of her doing a Sanjay Bhansali production as well. She refuses to discuss any of the other projects out of respect for the makers.
Is she in touch with Sushant?
Have they remained friends? “No,” she says shortly, clearly unwilling to dwell on the subject. “I’m not thinking of the past or the future right now, I’m only focussed on the present. I have my own home, a car I bought with my own money and a beautiful film I can’t wait to start. I get gooseflesh at the thought of seeing myself on the big screen,” she signs off.
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