Ankita Lokhande, the 32-year old popular television actress, who made her debut on the small screen in 2009 with the show Pavitra Rishta , has been absent from the screen for close to two years now. Following a bitter breakup with long time live-in boyfriend Sushaant Singh Rajput, she has been missing from her career front, although the actress has now bounced back in a stunning new avatar and toned body and is now totally focusing on her career, according to her Instagram account, which has a huge fan following.
It is no secret that after appearing in shows like Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa and Comedy Circus after Pavitra Rishta, Lokhande has been looking for a break into Bollywood. It was rumored that she had been signed in for a role in Farah Khan’s SRK and Deepika-starrer Happy New Year, but the project slipped through her hands. She was also reported to be in talks with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his next directorial venture Padmavati, but it too, fell through.
However, after quite a few unfortunate misses, Ankita’s lucky star has finally shined, as the actress is reported to have finally signed her debut film in Sanjay Dutt’s next, titled Malang. The film, a collaboration among T-Series, Sandeep Singh and Omung Kumar, is being directed by newcomer Aarambh Singh, and Ankita is rumoured to have a pretty sizeable role in the movie. The film is a romantic thriller and will be shot in Varanasi. Lokhande plays a cop in the movie.