Writer KV Vijayendra Prasad of Baahubali fame, who has penned the script for Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, has clarified that the upcoming epic drama portrays Rani Laxmibai in the most respectable manner.
Responding to all the religious outfits who claim that the film misrepresents their queen, the writer via a press release said that there is no scene in the film that would degrade her in any way.
“No need to worry about Manikarnika as I have portrayed her in the most respectable way. She is a warrior who fought against the British. She is my favourite woman leader. I have grown up reading about her. So, I will always portray her in an inspirational way,” he said.
The film is based on the book Rani, written by Jaishree Misra and the book mentions that Rani Laxmibai had a love affair with officer Robert Ellis. At the time of its publication, the book was banned in Uttar Pradesh.
In the film, Kangana will be seen performing war sequences. The story is written by KV Vijayendra Prasad and the film is directed by the National Award winning director Krish. The film is scheduled for release in June 2018.
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