Actress Kangana Ranaut has hit again strongly at Rajput fringe group Karni Sena who, she claims, are ‘harassing’ her over new movie Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, which is predicated on the lifetime of Rani Laxmi Bai. Kangana, whose movie releases subsequent Friday and for which she has obtained a certificate from the Central Board Of Movie Certification, issued a press release saying that she too is Rajput and can “destroy” the Karni Sena in the event that they proceed to “harass” her over the movie’s launch. “4 historians have licensed Manikarnika, we now have received censor certificates as nicely, Karni Sena has been conveyed this however they’re persevering with to harass me. If they do not cease then they need to know I am also a Rajput and I will destroy each one of them,” Kangana Ranaut stated in a press release. Manikarnika tells the story of Jhansi’s Rani Laxmi Bai, who was among the many leaders of the 1857 Mutiny towards the East India Firm.
As per an ANI report, the Maharashtra wing of Karni Sena wrote a letter to the filmmakers during which they allegedly stated that if the “picture of Rani Laxmi Bai is maligned within the movie or if she is proven to be the lover of some Britisher then the makers will face penalties.” Rani Laxmi Bai, whose actual title was Manikarnika, was born right into a Marathi household residing in Varanasi earlier than marrying the ruler of Jhansi.
The Karni Sena infamously opposed the discharge of “Padmaavat,” starring Deepika Padukone as Queen Padmini, final 12 months. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked, units of the movie have been vandalised and a bounty was even positioned on Deepika’s head after she defended the movie.
Watch the trailer of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi.
Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi is collectively directed by Krish and Kangana, who additionally produces the movie. Manikarnika also stars Ankita Lokhande, Atul Kulkarni and Jisshu Sengupta.
Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi is releasing on the same day as Thackeray, a biopic on Balasaheb Thackeray with Nawazuddin Siddiqui within the lead position.