The trailer for Manikarnika-The Queen of Jhansi is out and people haven't been able to stop talking about it since it was released yesterday. The biopic, which has actor Kangana Ranaut in the titular role, also stars former TV actor Ankita Lokhande, who is playing the role of Jhalkari Bai - a woman warrior said to have fought alongside Ran Laxmibai against the British during the Raj. The film will be released on Republic Day (January 26, 2019) and the promotions have begun. Ankita, who is also celebrating her birthday today, cut a special Manikarnika-themed cake at the launch event of the trailer yesterday. The 34-year-old beauty was seen in a stunning red dress, cutting the cake with her Manikarnika co-stars and the rest of the team. The custom-made cake had a picture of Lokhande's character from the film, Jhalkari Bai, on top and it looked fabulous!
Looks like Ankita Lokhande kick-started her birthday celebrations early yesterday by cutting the cake at the trailer release event. Jhalkari Bai was an important soldier in the female battalion of queen Manikarnika and she is said to have once disguised herself as the queen herself, to allow her to escape. Manikarnika is also a film that marks Kangana Ranaut's debut as a film director in Bollywood.
Here's a look at Ankita Lokhande's Manikarnika-themed birthday cake:
Doesn't the cake look amazing? The message on the cake reads, "Ankita as Jhalkari Bai. Happy Birthday." The chocolate cake looks too good to eat and Ankita Lokhande also felt the same. She is heard saying in the above video, "I don't feel like cutting it." She soon asks her team to first take a picture of the cake that she clearly very happy to have received. The team then got her another birthday cake for her to cut. Ankita Lokhande was also seen spending her birthday eve with her friends, where she cut another stunning white cake.
Have a look:
Well, it seems like Lokhande had a great start to her 34th birthday! We wish the beautiful actor a very happy birthday and all the very best for her seemingly very promising Bollywood debut.