It’s learnt that Pavitra Rishta actress Ankita Lokhande also aspires to be in Bollywood like her beau Sushant Singh Rajput, and may get lucky by being cast opposite Shahrukh Khan in Happy New Year.
Sources claim that SRK noticed Ankita at IIFA Awards, Macau, and recommended her to Farah Khan because he felt that the actress suits the bill for the Maharashtrian protagonist in the movie.
“He spoke to Farah. Once Ankita came back, she met the director and now has apparently signed on the dotted line,” a source is quoted as saying. However, the official confirmation is yet to come.
Also, it’s said that the director has shortlisted five girls for the role and will soon finalize the leading lady. A few days back there were even reports that Farah Khan has selected a 20-something girl to romance Shahrukh Khan in Happy New Year, and awaits a nod from the superstar.
So, in any case, the ball is in Shahrukh’s court, and if he indeed wants Ankita Lokhande in the film, then the actress has just struck gold.
Ankita Lokhande became a household name as Archana in Ekta Kapoor’s popular daily soap Pavitra Rishta. On the sets of the show she met Sushant and both fell in love. While Sushant is no more a part of the serial, thanks to his Bollywood foray, Ankita continues to be Archana.