Sushant Singh Rajput compliments his ex Ankita Lokhande for her appearance in ‘Manikarnika’

'Manikarnika' marks the Bollywood debut of Ankita, who had previously worked with Sushant in a TV show.

Mumbai: Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande worked together in Rota Kapoor’s television show Pavitra Rishta. The two eventually started dating and were together for very long time. But they broke off a couple of years back after Sushant’s name was linked to his co-star Kriti Sanon after their film Raabta.

While Sushant and Ankita never really spoke about the real reason behind their break up, it was said that Sushant’s growing closeness with Kriti was responsible for their break off. The two have always stayed away from each other post this and have stopped talking about their past. People close to them hinted that it was a bitter break off.

However, it seems Sushant has now decided to let bygones be bygones as he has chosen to compliment his ex-girlfriend Ankita for her debut film Manikarnika. Ankita is essaying the role of Jhalkibai in the film and Sushant has wished her for starting a new innings on big screen and has expressed his happiness to see her first look from the film. Ankita too has thanked him for the wishes.

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On the occasion of Jhalkari Bai’s 188th Birth anniversary, I want to take this opportunity to introduce you to the women she really was. Jhalkaribai was a woman soldier who played an important role in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. She served in the women's army of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi. She eventually rose to a position of a prominent advisor to the queen, Rani of Jhansi herself. Her heroism and sacrifices for the society are unsung but this woman was one of the most important factors in the battle of Jhansi. I had never thought that I would get a chance to play such a strong character in my life but Manikarnika had taken me to a journey of not only discovering the real Jhalkari Bai but also helped me discover the Jhalkari Bai in me. This note is to each and every girl who is out there and who are fighting their own battles. I just want to tell you that don't give up. Fight your battles with pride and never let anyone put you down. @manikarnikathefilm releasing on 25th January 2019 #KanganaRanaut @ZeeStudios_ @kamaljain_thekj @Dirkrish @Jisshusengupta @prasoonjoshi_ #vijayendraprasad @Shankar_Live @neeta_lulla #ankitalokhande

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On Thurday when Mukesh Chhabra shared Ankit’s look from the film, Sushant commented on the post saying how happy he was to see the photo, and wished her success and happiness.

Manikarnika stars Kangana Ranaut as Queen of Jhansi and the film is set to release on Januray 25 ,2019.

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