Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi starring Kangana Ranaut. She fought for freedom 160 years ago. She fought with her head held high, She fought till she dropped, Yet, never gave up her pride, her motherland, her beloved, Jhansi!
The movie is all set to release on January 25th, the eve of Indian Republic Day.
Manikarnika is the original name of Jhansi Lakshmibai. Story and screenplay by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad.
The movie had to face many challenges during the making and production process. It is first directed by Telugu director Krish Jagarlamudi but he left the movie. Then Kangana had to step in to direct and complete the movie. Both Krish and Kangana are now officially directors of this movie.
The film has been in the news since the early days of its production, first for Kangana's injuries during the shoots in Hyderabad and Rajasthan. Later, the film ran into trouble when Krish was replaced as director, after canning a fair length of the script, because the producers were unhappy with certain sections and wanted a few re-shoots. Soon, there was controversy about Kangana stepping in as director to finish the remaining part and for some added patchwork. Later, actor Sonu Sood's exit from the film created another controversy.
Looking at the Trailer and the tremendous response it got, it looks like the movie is going to break several records.