The much anticipated Bollywood venture 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' released on January 25. The film which was one of the most anticipated ventures of 2019, received huge appreciation from the audience and the critics. The period drama starring actress Kangana Ranaut as the titular character is based on the life and struggles of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
The film has been riddled with controversies ever since it released. The ongoing conflict between Kangana Ranaut and director Krish owing to the credits for the film is making the headlines lately.
Recently, Kangana Ranaut who turned director with the project, in an exclusive interview on Court Martial on Republic Bharat with Arnab Goswami, shared her views on the same.
Setting the record straight on the director controversy, the three times national award winning actress said, "A director takes the final call in a film and it is not the prerogative of any other artist or junior director to tell me what to do. I have earned this place following 12 years of hard work, so there is no point asking 'how you became the director?' I am the director and that's the answer."
Krish, the former director of the project, complained that lead actress Kangana, who helmed the film after Krish, took the first credit as director, despite him shooting most of it. However, his demand has been ridiculed by Kangana's team who said that he is a mere opportunist who is trying to claim the success of the film.
Apart from Kangana Ranaut the film also stars Atul Kulkarni, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Demzongpa, Jisshu Sengupta and Ankita Lokhande, in pivotal roles. It is produced by Kamal Jain and Zee Studios and is currently doing well at the Box office.