Kangana Ranaut, the fiercely strong, fearlessly independent and outspoken actress in b-town, who doesn’t believe in mincing her words, is all set to play the Queen of Jhansi in her next film titled ‘Manikarnika’. The actress and the team of the film, released a 20 feet long poster on the banks of the holy river Ganga at the Dashashwamedh Ghat of Varanasi.
— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) May 4, 2017
The film will be directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi aka Krish of Gabbar is Back fame and veteran writer V. Vijayendra Prasad, who has films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali to his credit has scripted the film. He also happens to be the father of S.S. Rajamouli. Prasoon Joshi has penned the dialogues and lyrics, where as Shankar Ehsaan Loy are composing the music for this film. The makers of the film including the Lyricist and music director trio were present at the ghats of Ganga for the poster launch.
Kangana even performed the Ganga aarti along with the team at this event. Playing Rani LaxmiBai on screen would be the dream of any contemporary actress and Kangana is ecstatic about her role. She said, ”I’m so blessed to be here. With the blessings of Lord Shiva, we have launched it here. After coming on board for this project, I feel like I’ve achieved something very big in my life.”
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 4, 2017
Rani Laxmibai’s maiden name was Manikarnika and she was born in Varanasi in 1828 to a Brahmin family. So the makers thought launching the film in Varanasi would be apt.
A biopic on Rani Laxmibai was in the pipeline for years now and Ketan Mehta was supposed to helm the project. Kangana has been preparing for this role for a long time. But Ketan Mehta’s project somehow couldn’t be worked out and the film was shelved. But with the new crew for the film in place now, Kangana also has been vigorously training for her part which involves lessons in horse riding, sword fights and other combat skills.
With such a talented bunch of people leading the project, we are sure this film is one to watch out for.