The warrior queen Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has been released along with the announcement that the teaser of the film would be released on Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October instead of Independence Day.
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is biographical film based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. It is being directed by Krish and produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain & Nishant Pitti. Kangana Ranaut plays the titular role of Rani Laxmibai. The film was scheduled to release on 27 April 2018 but was postponed to be released in 25 January 2019.
Actress Kangana said, “I am extremely proud of this film, portraying a character who empowers and inspires. We have put in our heart, blood and sweat into making this film.”
The movie has been in the midst of a controversy ever since the news of Kangana stepping in behind the camera to direct patchwork emerged. Actor Sonu Sood has walked out of the film owing to his professional commitment towards “Simmba”. However, Kangana hit back at him, claiming he left the movie as he “refused to work under a woman director”. Sonu has denied this. The cast also includes Ankita Lokhande, Suresh Oberoi, and Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta among others.