'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' has been riddled with controversies ever since the film released. The ongoing conflict between Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and director Krish owing to the credits for the film is making the headlines lately.
Krish, the former director of the project, complained that lead actress Kangana, who took up the role of the director of the project after Krish left the project, took the first credit as director, although he shot the majority of the film. However, his demand has been ridiculed by Kangana's team who said that he is a mere opportunist who is trying to claim the success of the film.
Several celebrities have extended their opinion on the same, while some came in support of the director saying he should get his deserving credit, others are of the opinion that Kangana deserves the lead credit for captaining the ship when Krish left the film in the middle of its making.
Finally, actress Kanaga commented on the row and extended a message to her naysayers. As per media reports, she said that she completely acknowledges their contribution to the film and they have also been given their due credit.
Talking about the complaints of the younger actors that Kangana has cut out their scenes, she said to National Reporter, "If today I am having the power to make a movie on my own terms then I have built myself to this position. In the initial days, my roles were also cut, I was thrown out of movies at the last moment, but I have struggled through it all to reach where I am today. In that case, the actors who complain their roles are being cut should take inspiration from me rather than abusing me."
Talking about Krish, she further stated that "he is the one who bestowed all his duties upon me and left. Even if he has shot some scenes for me, at the end of the day it was my call to decide what goes up on the screen."
'Manikarnika' was one of the most anticipated films of 2019, and 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 the film also stars Atul Kulkarni, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Demzongpa, Jisshu Sengupta and Ankita Lokhande, in pivotal roles. The film that released on January 25, has been currently riding high on success. It has collected over Rs. 60 crores at the Box Office in a week.
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