Manikarnika actor Ankita Lokhande pens down heartfelt message for fans as she makes her Bollywood debut

The former TV actress wrote how the journey of Manikarnika was an overwhelming experience for her and thanked the people responsible for her success today.
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Ankita Lokhande made her debut on the silver screen two days ago with Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and has been applauded for her fierce onscreen presence. Ankita essayed the role of Jhalkari Bai with great conviction and was seen as a woman soldier in Rani Laxmibai’s army, who eventually rose to the position of an advisor to the Queen aka Kangana Ranaut. Ankita also learned a couple of new things for the film like sword fighting. It has been two days since the release of the film and the movie is doing well at the box office. It saw a huge growth across India on Republic Day. While movie-goers have loved the film, critics' reviews have formed a mixed bag. 

Ankita Lokhande on Sunday shared an emotional and heartfelt post on Instagram. The former TV actress wrote how the journey of Manikarnika was an overwhelming experience for her and thanked the people responsible for her success today. As we all know, Ankita rose to fame after portraying the role of Archana in the TV show Pavitra Rishta, and in the post she thanked Ekta Kapoor for giving her an identity. She also applauded Kangana Ranaut as a co-star and director. "Thank you Kangana for always being there for me and taking this film a notch higher," wrote Ankita.

Check out Ankita's heartfelt message below: 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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The actress also reached out to her fans and said, "Their love encourages me to do better and I hope that I will always receive the same in future." What did you think about Ankita's performance in Manikarnika? Let us know in the comments below. 

Comments

Well done! Wish you more success in the future!

She chose the wrong movie to debut. Kangana walked away with (justifiably)almost entire screen time and praise. Anikita was not even mentioned in any of the top critics' reviews. Oh well! Do better next time.

She did an interview about her character with Anupama Chopra..

Zhalkari Bai !!

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