5 Big projects which Ankita Lokhande turned down before she made her debut with Manikarnika

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Ankita Lokhande finally makes her Bollywood debut from the film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. In the film, the actress plays the role of Jhalkaribai, who was considered as the right hand of Rani Laxmibai and was a part of her army.

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But do you know, that Ankita has turned down many bollywood and television projects before she made her bollywood debut from the film Manikarnika. Just have a look:

1. Bajirao Mastani

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s team had approached Ankita for a role in Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s Bajirao Mastani, but Ankita turned down the offer.

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2. Padmaavat

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali approached Ankita, a second time for Padmaavat, but she decided to bow out of this Bhansali film too. But, later she regrets it.

3Yeh Hai Mohabbatein

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Ankita was offered a cameo role in the form of Shanaya in the popular show, ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’. However, she refused to be a part of it. Later, the role was played Divyanka Tripathi herself.

4. Chakravartin Ashok Samrat

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 Ankita Lokhande was also offered period drama show Chakravartin Ashok Samrat to come back to the TV space, but she turned it down for it being the role of a mother.

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5. Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar

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Ankita was also offered the hyped show, ‘Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar’ opposite Ronit Roy. However, she refused to do it, because she doesn’t want to do motherly roles anymore.