Kangana Ranaut's 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' has been in news ever since the film was announced. The film recently made headline as Sonu Sood walked out of the film. Speculations were rife that Sood opted out of the Kangana Ranaut starrer because the director of the film Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, popularly known as Krish abandoned the film midway to shoot the NTR biopic. Kangana Ranaut stepped into the shoes of the captain of the ship and resumed the shoot of the film.
Reportedly, as Sonu Sood walked out of the film, the 'Queen' actress said that Sood decided to walk out of 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' because he refused to work under a woman director. Commenting on his exit, Kangana revealed that he refused work under a woman and neither had the faith nor the dates, as reported.
Responding to Kangana Ranaut's allegations, Sonu reportedly said that Kangana is a good friend, but her using the 'woman victim card' was extremely ridiculous. Citing competence as the main reason for walking out of the project, the 'Dabangg' actor dismissed reports of walking out of the film for working under a woman director, as reported. According to reports, Sonu revealed that in his two-decade-long career in Bollywood he has never had a problem working with anyone and has also worked with Farah Khan for 'Happy New Year', which suggests that him working under a female direction is not a problem.
However, the latest buzz is that Kangana Ranaut has refused to take credit as a director for 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'. After director Krish abandoned the project midway to begin shooting for the NTR biopic starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vidya Balan and Rakul Preet Singh in pivotal roles, Ranaut stepped in to fulfil the directorial duties, but despite her contribution, she has refused to take credit as the film's co-director, as reported. Reports suggest that Kangana re-shot portions of 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' over a 45 day schedule and did so out of sheer love for the subject. When the studio asked id she would take credit for it, the 'Gangster' actres turned down the offer saying that it was her responsibility to ensure te film turns out well, as reported.
The film stars Ankita Lokhande and Jisshu Sengupta apart from Kangana Ranaut. 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' was initially slated to release by the end of 2018. However, the film is now slated to release on January 25, 2019, and will clash with Hrithik Roshan's 'Super 30' at the box office. The teaser of the film will be unveiled on October 2.
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