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Deepika's ex-boyfriend Nihaar Pandya to play Baji Rao II in Kangana's Manikarnika

ANI
Published : Nov 2, 2017, 10:42 am IST
Updated : Nov 2, 2017, 4:52 pm IST

Nihaar Pandya is all set to make his big Bollywood debut soon in 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.'

Nihaar Pandya is often known as Deepika Padukone's first boyfriend in showbiz.
 Nihaar Pandya is often known as Deepika Padukone's first boyfriend in showbiz.

New Delhi: Nihaar Pandya is all set to make his big Bollywood debut soon in Kangana Ranaut starrer 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.'

The highly anticipated biographical film is based on the life of the queen of the princely state of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai and her war against the British East India Company during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

The Kangana Ranaut-starrer, which has been in the news ever since the announcement of the film, will see Nihaar essay the role of Baji Rao the second (II) in the film.

Nihaar underwent multiple acting and training workshops to get every nuance of the character right.

The prospect of playing a historic character along with strenuous war scenes motivated Nihaar to learn the ropes in terms of martial arts, weight training, functional training, horse riding, among others to do complete justice to his character.

Those associated with the film said that the actor did not give up even after injuring himself multiple times during the sets while filming.

The movie is directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and produced by Kamal Jain and Zee Studios.

The film, which also stars Sonu Sood and Ankita Lokhande, is slated to hit the theatres on April 27.

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