Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is all set to hit theatres next week, 25th January, 2019. However, days before the release of the movie, Karni Sena protested against the release of the film. The movie is a biopic on the life of Rani Lakshmibai, who revolted against the British Raj in 1857.
Kangana Ranaut who has directed as well as plays the titular role in the movie is willing to fight it down with Karni Sena if need be.
Speaking on this issue, Kangana said:
“Four historians have certified Manikarnika, we have got censor certificate as well, Karni Sena has been conveyed this but they are continuing to harass me. If they don’t stop then they should know I am also a Rajput and I will destroy each one of them”.
CBFC chairman Prasoon Joshi himself has been closely involved with the film. Joshi has penned the dialogues and the lyrics of the songs in the film. He was even present at the launch of the song ‘Bharat’ and even went on to say that the message in the movie is Desh Prem Jatao (Express Love for your motherland).
A special screening of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has also been organised for President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi also stars Ankita Lokhande, Atul Kulkarni, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Danny Denzongappa, Suresh Oberoi and Jisshu Sengupta in pivotal roles.