Kangana Ranaut is all set to wow us with her upcoming offering Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. A few looks and posters were out which made us all excited. The film is extremely important to Kangana as she is going through a rough phase after her last film Simran was a huge dud at the box-office.
A few of days ago, a clapboard featuring Kangana Ranaut's name as the director of Manikarnika went viral and viewers were left with several questions if Kangana Ranaut has donned the director's hat for the film.
But after the news became the major topic of discussion, The actress’ representatives took to Instagram to clarify that the clapboard mentions her as the director is ‘to avoid confusion’.
“Krish Jagarlamudi is the director of #Manikarnika and will remain so. #KanganaRanaut has stepped in to shoot just the patchwork on his behalf while he fulfills his commitments in another movie, to make sure that #Manikarnika releases on 25th Jan 2019. The clapboard is merely to avoid on set confusion.”
The news had surprised everyone and people also started speculating that there were problems between Kangana and Manikarnika director, Krish. However, in an interview with a leading news portal, the actress had refuted the buzz and said, “Not true, we speak every day. Krish has another release on January 11 and could give dates only after that. After unveiling the first poster on August 15, we had the choice of coming on Republic Day or Independence Day, 2019. We decided to push for the former. The writers want certain transitional scenes shot before the release, I’ve assured the studio I won’t leave Manikarnika even if it means rescheduling dates and sacrificing personal time.”
Earlier there were reports that Kangana was supervising the project after Krish got busy with his other film, the Telugu biopic on NTR.
A source said, “Yes, there is some patchwork still to be completed and Krish has got busy with the NTR biopic. He is not to be blamed, Manikarnika is a period drama and such movies take time. Kangana speaks to Krish over the phone almost every day to discuss the filming. He is there in spirit with the team of Vijayendra Prasad who has written the story and screenplay, and Prasoon Joshi who has penned the dialogue and lyrics, working closely with Kangana to wrap up the film.”
Manikarnika is a biopic of Rani Lakshmi Bai and will release on Republic Day next year.