Kangana Ranaut's 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' which came out on January 25, has been roaring at the box office. The film which is based on the life of the daring warrior queen Rani Lakshmibai has received by the audience with open arms and this reception is being successfully translated into box office numbers. However, the makers of the film have now encountered a big blow.
The notorious online piracy website Tamilrockers has struck once again. The menace of pirating films does not seem to be ending anytime soon and the Kangana Ranaut starrer is the latest one to fall victim. According to reports, a 1080p HD print of the film has been made available for download for free. This could severely impact the film's collections, as it had for so many films before it.
Just a couple of days back, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's 'Thackeray' suffered the same fate when it got leaked right on the morning of its release. Almost every major film that has come out this month has fallen prey to Tamilrockers, with the makers of 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' holding off this menace for the longest time. Coming back to 'Manikarnika', the film is off to a flying start as it has amassed Rs 26.85 crore in just two days, with most of the collections coming from Saturday.
Releasing the film in Hindi as well as Tamil and Telugu has turned out to be a profitable venture for the makers of 'Manikarnika'. Meanwhile, director Krish who had actually started direction on the film and had later walked off shared his two cents after seeing the film. Although he was happy with the fact that she had not altered the film too much from his vision, he was not too happy about the way the situation unfolded which ended up with him leaving the project.
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