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.
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
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.
Projects which Ankita Lokhande turned down
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.
3. Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
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
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.
5. Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar
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.