No romantic song sequence with any Britisher in Kangana Ranaut's 'Manikarnika': Producer

Actress Kangana Ranaut during shooting of her upcoming film

Brahmin group "Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha" from Rajasthan has raised objection over the film, alleging it features a romantic scene between Rani Laxmibai and a British East India company agent. Further, he clarified that there was nothing objectionable in the movie or in the scenes that were being referred to by the Brahmin group, and the film has not distorted history in anyway.

In a recent interaction, Kangana addressed the growing controversy about Manikarnika. "We are making Manikarnika with a great passion and huge respect towards the great woman who is unmatchable in her reputation", Jain said. We can not even think like that, the kind of things they are saying. There is no love story angle in the film. "He is so impressed with the character that he has named his daughter Manikarnika too", Kangana added. Reportedly, what they are saying is actually defaming. It is idle talk and I don't know why it is being said.

Producer Kamal Jain hand over the letter Brahmin Mahasabha’s Suresh Mishra in Jaipur on Saturday
Producer Kamal Jain hand over the letter Brahmin Mahasabha’s Suresh Mishra in Jaipur on Saturday

Helmed by Telugu director Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi (better known as Krish), the story of the film has been penned by Telugu writer Vijayendra Prasad of Baahubali fame. She said, "It is very lowly to even think like that about Rani Laxmibai". "We had written a letter to the filmmakers around 15 days back asking for clarification on the issue. After they gave us a written assurance to this effect, we have chose to withdraw our protest", claimed SBM president Suresh Mishra. Mr Jain, who met with the Mahasabha's chairperson Suresh Mishra in Jaipur, said he held a detailed discussion over the film.

We hope things don't get as tough as they got for Padmaavat and the movie makes an easy entrance to the theatres on its stipulated release date, 27 April 2018.



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