Manikarnika: Here's Ankita Lokhande's first look as Jhalkari Bai

Updated: Dec 13, 2018, 20:15 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

The character of Jhalkari Bai was a prominent one. A woman soldier in Rani Laxmibai's army, Jhalkari Bai eventually rose to the position of an advisor to the Queen

Ankita Lokhande
Ankita Lokhande

Finally, the wait is over; here is the official look of actress Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkari Bai in her debut film- Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The character of Jhalkari Bai was a prominent one. A woman soldier in Rani Laxmibai's army, Jhalkari Bai eventually rose to the position of an advisor to the Queen. She was a Dalit hero and is still being worshipped by them.

There are many statues in the honour of Jhalkari Bai but yet she is one true unsung hero. To give her 100 percent to the character, Ankita trained in horse-riding and sword fighting for 30-35 days, under the guidance of Hollywood action director, Nick Powell. While the audience is ready to witness the epic drama, Ankita Lokhande's action will definitely add up to the excitement.

The trailer of the film will be launched on December 18 amid much fanfare. Kangana along with the entire team of the film will be present for the unveiling of the trailer. A source from the production team revealed, "Mounted on an epic scale, the film will portray the extraordinary journey of India's fiercest warrior queen, Rani Lakshmi Bai on the big screen. The studio will release the film in Tamil and Telugu, too, to capture pan India markets."

The film is slated to release on January 25, 2019.

Also Read: Kangana Ranaut: Fascinated With 150-Year-Old Weapons Used In Manikarnika

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