Reportedly, the action director of 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', Nick Powell is said to quite impressed with the film's lead actress Kangana Ranaut, as he compared the actress to Tom Cruise, stating that at times she pulled off smoother stunts than him. Powell who has coordinated action sequences in Hollywood films such as 'The Gladiator' and 'The Last Samurai' revealed that a female artist leading stunts in 'Manikarnika', was an incentive for him, as Kangana, herself insisted on doing all the action herself.
He further stated that he has worked with the Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, but the actress gave him the unique experience, where she was leading the pack. As reported, Powell then went on to say that Ranaut pulled off smoother stunts than Tom Cruise.
According to reports, Kangana Ranaut is the highest paid female actor in the Indian film industry leaving behind the likes of Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. The actress has allegedly been paid a whopping amount of Rs 14 crore for her lead role in the biopic based on the life of Rani Laxmibai.
'Manikarnika' 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.
Produced by Zee Studios and Kamal Jain, 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', is slated to release on January 25, 2019. The teaser of the movie was released on October 2 and has already received a stupendous response from the viewers.
Apart from 'Manikarnika', Kangana will also be seen in 'Mental Hai Kya?' opposite Rajkummar Rao. The actress has also signed Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's 'Panga'.
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