Actress Anushka Sen who essays the character of Manikarnika in the show Jhansi ki Rani was loved by the viewers and she gathered immense love and support for her performance in the serial. However, interestingly Anushka was only supposed to play the teenage version of Rani Laxmibai in the serial. She reveals that the channel loved her work and her chemistry with Vikas Manaktala and so, she was asked to carry on with the grown up character as well.
Speaking to Tellychakkar, Anushka mentioned that she was quite elated on bagging that show and she could feel the responsibility of playing a freedom fighter. "I was actually supposed to play only until the teenage version of Rani Laxmibai in the show. However, the channel really liked my work and chemistry with Vikkas Manaktala and thus I was asked to carry on with the grown-up character as well. I would look convincingly as a 22-year-old, because of the saree and the entire look," Anushka adds.
She also shared how her grandmother called her mother once and told her that she looks so mature on screen. To this, her mother replied that it's because of the makeup and the saree.
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