'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' has been riddled with controversies ever since the film released. The ongoing conflict between Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and director Krish owing to the credits for the film is making the headlines lately.
Krish, the former director of the project, complained that lead actress Kangana, who took up the role of the director of the project after Krish left the project, took the first credit as director, although he shot the majority of the film. 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. The actress is also criticised for chopping off scenes of other actors in the film as they complain she has done the same to gain the limelight.
Recently Kangana's co-star Ankita Lokhande, who made her debut in Bollywood with 'Manikarnika' commented on the row extending her support to the actress. As per media reports, Lokhande, who played Jhalkaribai in the film said that she will always guard her Rani Lakshmibai (Kangana) because she has proved herself to be a queen. She further stated that she has no such grievances against Kangana and said she has loved her experience working with her. In fact, she further stated that most of her scenes have been shot by Kangana and she respects her for that.
Extending a message to the naysayers, she said everyone has put their best to bring out the film and its okay if sometimes results don't come out the way one expects them to. If anything similar would have happened to her, she would have been positive about it, the Pavitra Rishta actress stated.
Manikarnika' was one of the most anticipated films of 2019, and the period drama 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. Apart from Kangana Ranaut the film also stars Atul Kulkarni, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Demzongpa, Jisshu Sengupta and Ankita Lokhande, in pivotal roles. The film that released on January 25, has been successful at the Box Office.
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