Ankita said that things did not work in her favour as Deepika
Padukone was roped in to play the lead actress in the Farah Khan
directed film. "I was considered for this role, so it is a good
thing. It is unfortunate it couldn't happen. I don't know why
things did not work out. I think there is a prejudice against TV
actors. I was working on TV, and if I was considered for it is a
big thing," told the 28 year old actress.
Directed by choreographer-director Farah Khan, 'Happy New Year'
also stars Abhishek Bachchan and Boman Irani in prominent roles
along with Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.
The film apparently revolves around a bunch of male friends and
how situation forces them to participate in a dance competition.
Deepika Padukone will be playing the role of a bar dancer, who will
help these friends win the dance trophy.
It was even being said that Shahrukh Khan noticed Ankita
Lokhande during one of the award shows and recommended her name to
Currently, Ankita is playing a double role in TV show Pavitra
Rishta, while her beau Sushant Singh Rajput has already struck gold
with two hits under his belt.