Here's why Kangana Ranaut turned into a director for finishing her upcoming project, Manikarnika!

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Introduced in the industry with Anurag Basu's hit movie Gangster, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has given many versatile and impactful performances. Queen actress is now gearing up for her next release Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

Manikarnika is expected to hit the theatres on 25th January 2019

Although her upcoming mythological drama film is being helmed by filmmaker Krish Jagarlamudi, a photo of the movie's clapperboard with Kangana's name written under director’s column has taken the whole internet by storm.

Soon after the image went viral on the net, team Kangana Ranaut’s official Instagram handle confirmed that the movie is being directed by Krish but only a patchwork of the movie is being directed by the actress.

"Krish Jagarlamudi is the director of #Manikarnika and will remain so. #KanganaRanaut has stepped in to shoot just the patchwork on his behalf while he fulfils his commitments in another movie, to make sure that #Manikarnika releases on 25th Jan 2019. The clapboard is merely to avoid onset confusion," said the statement.

As per the sources, Kangana Ranaut has taken charge of the remaining shoot schedule of her upcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The actress will be wearing the director's hat for a few patchwork scenes.

Earlier this month, director Krish unveiled the first poster Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi on his Twitter handle. In the poster Kangana, who portrays the role of Queen Lakshmibai in the film, can be seen on the war field, fighting her enemies with her son tied at the back.

On a related note, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is slated to release on January 25, 2019. Apart from this, the actress will also be seen in Prakash Kovelamudi's film Mental Hai Kya. Produced by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures, the movie also stars Rajkummar Rao, Amyra Dastur and Jimmy Shergill in lead roles.

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