Kangana Ranaout starrer Manikarnika is all set to release next week. Ahead of the film release, Rajput Karni Sena is protesting against the release of the film.
According to Reports, Karni Sena, has a problem witn Rani Laxmibai’s relationship with a British Officer in the film. Not just that, they also claimed that there is a scene in the film where the Queen dances to a special number and that is against their tradition.
Sukhdev Singh Shekhavat, National Head of the Karni Sena told Mid-Day, “Time and again, we have seen that filmmakers try to take liberties by showing certain scenes [with the purpose of] adding titillation. We won’t tolerate such nonsense.” When they were asked about why they waited till the last minute, he said, “We had raised concerns in February last year. Despite the Supreme Court judgement, we didn’t allow Padmaavat to release in many states. Manikarnika will face the same consequence. We have requested the producers to show us the film before its release. If they release it [without showing it to us], we will damage property [theatres, here] and won’t be liable for it.”
Kangana Ranaut on Karni Sena protest
Well now, when Kangana Ranaut asked about the same, she said, “Four historians have certified Manikarnika, we have got censor certificate as well, Karni Sena has been conveyed this but they are continuing to harass me if they don’t stop then they should know I am also a Rajput and I will destroy each one of them.”
Manikarnika is based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut, the film is slated to release on January 25, 2019.