Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika's teaser recently released and it garnered a lot of attention. The magnum opus Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, is a biopic on Rani Lakshmibai. It received 11 million views in 24 hours since its release. The actress, who’s currently finishing the shoot for the period drama, is also readying it for a January 25 release next year, as per her plans. She is directing the patchwork and a few scenes that need to be re shot after Sonu Sood stepped out and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub stepped in, in the absence of the film’s director Krish. The 'Queen' star shared how she managed to shoot the biopic, despite various challenges.
Featuring Kangana as the fierce Rani Lakshmibai, the film’s teaser is high on action and less on dialogues. The actress reiterates that it was a conscious call on her and the team’s part.
“It was important to establish the genre and the film’s scale as this biopic can be made as a human story since her tale is extraordinary or as a biopic in Hollywood style like Richard Attenborough’s 'Gandhi'. We decided to make it as an action film and have communicated that through our teaser. It’s not the promo as we have not yet released any dialogues, scenes or storyline.”
The actor further added that once the re-shoot was announced, there were several speculations about the period drama moving from its initial release date which is on Republic Day. But Kangana is working round the clock to ensure that the film keeps its date with the audience. She revealed,
“We were racing against time. It was my decision to release the teaser on October 2. Everyone raised their eyebrows and were like, ‘Isn’t it too early?’ But I was sure we would make it on time. Then the post-production work on the teaser including the VFX was happening and simultaneously we were shooting in Karjat. I didn’t want it to be unfinished. Amit Chandra from Trigger Happy, who has cut the teaser, has done a terrific job.”
Take a look at the magnificent teaser of Manikarnika.
Kangana Ranaut is wholely involved with the film which is slated to release on 25 January 2019.
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