After Deepika Padukone's 'Padmaavat', the Karni Sena has now threatened the 'Manikarnika' team, saying that if the film is aired, then they will face protests. A letter has been addressed to the producers, director and the writers of the film, saying that the Karni Sena has warned that if the image of Rani Laxmibai is maligned in the film or if she is shown to be the lover of some Britisher, then the makers will face consequences.
Earlier in the day, Kangana Ranaut had responded to the 'Manikarnika' row and had stated that she is a Rajput too and that if she is harassed, then she will destroy each and every one of them.
Reacting to Ranaut's statement, the Karni Sena Chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi said 'Usne kaha hai main karni Sena ko nasht kardungi. Ab Rajput ki beti ho isliye aapki izzat karte hain, mahila ho isliye aapki izzat karte hain. Abhi Karni Sena ko khatam karne ki koi bhi baat karega, usko muh tod jawab denge aur uski zabaan bolne layak nahi chodenge. Karni Sena toh khatam karne wala iss desh main paida nahi hua'
He further added 'Kan khol karke sunlo Bollywood waalon, agar tum logon ne ek bhi scene, angrez ke saath affair ka dikhaya Jhansi Ki rani ka, ya phir, Jhansi ki rani ko nachaniya bana karke pratuth karne ka kaam kiya, toh Kangana Ranaut, tujhe bhi muh tod jawab denge'
(Watch his full statement in the video above)
The Kangana Ranaut-starrer 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2019.
The period drama is based on the life and struggles of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Apart from Kangana Ranaut and Ankita Lokhande, the film also stars Atul Kulkarni, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Demzongpa and Jisshu Sengupta in pivotal roles.
The film is slated to hit the big screens on January 25.
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