Kangana Ranaut is all geared up for her upcoming movie Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.The actor will be seen playing the warrior, Rani Laxmibai, in the movie which also stars Ankita Lokhande among others in pivotal roles.Directed by Krish and written by Vijayendra Prasad, who wrote the screenplay for Baahubali franchise, the movie releases on Republic Day next year.
However, the process to assemble the film hasn’t been a cakewalk for Ranaut. The movie has been landing from one controversy to another. Latest, rumour mills suggested that there has been a fallout between Kangana and director Krish after the shoot was forced to get completed without the director as he will be busy with the making of the NTR biopic.
It was rumored that Kangana had to step into the shoes of Krish to make sure the shoot is completed.When Mumbai Mirror asked her about this, Ranaut refuted the rumors saying, “Not true, we speak every day. Krish has another release on January 11, and could give dates only after that.”She added., “After unveiling the first poster on August 15, we had the choice of coming on Republic Day or Independence Day, 2019. We decided to push for the former.
The writers want certain transitional scenes shot before the release, I’ve assured the studio I won’t leave Manikarnika even if it means rescheduling dates and sacrificing personal time.We don’t want to bring another director on board nor do I want to take away anyone’s credit. It’s a huge responsibility, I broke down the other day.”
She added that she has decided to take one day at a time and do what she can do.