Kangana Ranaut's most anticipated biographical period drama, Manikarnika : The Queen of Jhansi has been making news for the one thing or the other. The movie which was earlier scheduled to release on April 27 with now release on August 3 as the movie wants to avoid the clash with Avengers : Infinity War.
Kangana Ranaut made her Bollywood debut in 2006 with Gangster
Manikarnika is one of the costliest films of Bollywood which is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai. The film has started facing problems in Rajasthan as the it is based on the nineteenth-century queen of Jhansi, Laxmi Bai, a important figure in Indian modern history.
The film shows Rani Laxmibai in a respectful manner. We have taken care about portraying her including consulting historians and scholars in Jhansi. She was a freedom fighter and one of the most respected leader our country has seen. She is a symbol of valour in our country. The film’s story depicts the same. The film doesn’t portray anything objectionable about her. There is no love affair depicted in the film and there is no distortion of history in anyway. It pains me to hear these statements about one of the greatest leaders India has seen. Is this what independence means? We are making a film which depicts the real story of Rani Laxmibai. Having said that, we are open and willing to show the script (to people who might have doubts). We have nothing to hide. We are proud to be making a film and want the world to see one of the greatest leaders of India. This film is a tribute to Rani Laxmibai.
Mishra wants the state government to obtain an affidavit from the producers that no distortion of history should take place in the film.
Confirmation from the makers that the film is not releasing in April is yet not made.
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