The lead actress of the next patriotic film, Manikarnika — The Queen Of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut is all geared up for the film. Manikarnika was initially scheduled to release on the Republic Day weekend but recent reports suggest that the release date for the film has been changed. Kangana said that no one has requested or pressurized the makers to advance or delay the release of the film. It is said that the release date of the film has been changed as it was clashing with Nawazuddin starrer late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray’s biographical film “Thackeray“.
At the Music launch of her upcoming film ‘Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi’, Kangana interacted with the media about the change in release date. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Prasoon Joshi and other cast members of the film were also present.
Initially, the three upcoming projects, “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi”, “Cheat India” and “Thackeray” were clashing at the box office, but the makers of “Thackeray” pleaded the makers of “Cheat India” to prepone their release date and they agreed to release “Cheat India” on 18th January 2019.
When asked if the makers of “Manikarnika” dealt with any pressure or request from the team of “Thackeray” to change the release date, Kangana said,
“We haven’t been approached by anyone who has requested or forced us either to prepone or postpone the release of our film.”
“We haven’t been pressurized by anyone, so we are very happy that we have got a sort of a big window to release our film on Republic Day weekend. I think two films can easily come on the same day and so far, nobody has pressurized us. It will be completely wrong to say that we have been approached or pressurized to do something that we didn’t want to do.”
Kangana plays the key character of Rani Laxmibai in her film, she has also directed some of the scenes of the film. In an interview, she shared her experience of being a part of a film like this for the first time in her career, the actress said,
“I am a very small part of this very big film. Until now, I have always worked in small films but this is actually my first big film… Not because of the budget, not because of the story. It is a big film because of the kind artistes I am getting to work with.”
She also praised the music composers of the film by saying,
“It’s my first film with Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy. What they have done for this film, I don’t think words can explain that. There are 7 to 8 songs in the film and each one is better than the other. We weren’t able to understand which song we should release first but I felt the audience will have a great time when they will listen the to entire album.”
Her film, Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi is set to smash the screen on 25th January 2019 while the film “Thackeray” is set to release on 23rd January 2019, on the occasion of Bal Thackeray’s 93rd Birth anniversary.