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Is Kangana Ranaut's 'Manikarnika' Following Padmaavat's Footsteps?

Written By Prashasti Shetty | Mumbai | Published:


  • The fringe group from Rajasthan Sarv Brahmin Sabha claims that the film 'Manikarnika' 'distorts' history
  • While the makers of the film have released a statement  denying such allegations

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat made its way to the theatres after a long struggle. The film faced opposition from the Karni Sena, a fringe group from Rajasthan and now looks like it's Manikarnika's turn. The film starring Kangana Ranaut is based on the life of Rani of Jhansi and it seems to have ruffled the feather of  yet another fringe outfit from Rajasthan, the Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha.

The fringe group claims that the film 'distorts' history, they have also accused the makers of filming a love scene between Rani Lakshmibai and a British man.

In a letter addressed to the makers the group said that the film's shooting should "not be allowed in Rajasthan till complete information of the story is made available".

To which the makers of 'Manikarnika' said in a statement, "The film doesn't portray anything objectionable about Rani Laxmibai nor has the film distorted the history in any way. The film showcases Rani Lakshmibai in the most respectful manner and is an inspirational story which every kid and every member of a family would love to see."

The Producer of the film  Kamal Jain also agreed to share the film's script with a responsible  member of the group

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