Kangana Ranaut has definitely broken barriers with the release of 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'. Starring as well as helming, she has set a new glass ceiling for what an actress can achieve in the industry, one can say. However, when asked if there were certain groups lobbying against her film and her beliefs, the actress offered a piece of her mind.
In an exclusive interview on Court Martial on Republic Bharat with Arnab Goswami, Kangana said, "Rani of Jhansi is not my belief. My other films are also coming, Mental Hai Kya, Panga, for those films I don't expect that people will write, but Rani of Jhansi is another film. What is wrong is that the film has become either ours or theirs whereas this type of film is for all society."
When asked if she would like to send a message to people who are against this film, she simply smiled as she continued, "Nobody can stop me with the way people liked the film and the love that is pouring in, but I feel that they are also a part of Bharat." Turns out that the actress has actually raised a fair point since Rani Lakshmibai is an iconic historical figure that is unanimously loved.
This statement from her comes in the light of the latest controversy after the film's release with director Krish that led to two sides, one for the film and one against it. In this interview, Kangana discussed in detail about all these issues surrounding the project, the decisions she had to take as a director and what she truly feels about the film industry that is mostly mysteriously quiet about the historical epic.
However, there are also many neutral parties such as 'Baahubali' actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who have not decided to take sides. The 29-year-old praised Kangana by saying no one could touch her in the acting department. She also lauded Krish as ‘amazing’ but felt it would be ‘unfair’ for her to comment on what exactly might have transpired.