Kangana on Manikarnika direction: Difficult to step into someone’s shoes

After directing major portions of ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’, Kangana Ranaut says that it is difficult to step into someone else’s shoes, hinting towards original director Krish

Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut launched the trailer of ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ with much pomp and grandeur. At the event, Kangana claimed to have directed a majority portion of the period drama as even she is credited as the film’s co-director alongside Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, aka Krish. “Almost 60-70 percent of the film is shot by me, so I didn’t have to take anyone’s vision forward. I had my own vision with the material that I was given. I didn’t see any obstacle, but it is difficult to step into somebody’s shoes, rather than doing your thing from the beginning. If I were to direct a film again, it would definitely be easier than this,” said Kangana while launching the ‘Manikarnika’ trailer. The actress is confident to have followed the script to the T.

TV actress Ankita Lokhande, who marks her Bollywood debut with ‘Manikarnika’ had recently shared that their “new captain” was indeed “Kangana Ranaut”. And that she was “super excited to be part of it”. It was being said that director Krish had shot major portions of the film, but reportedly got busy with the NTR biopic and hence Kangana had to take over the reins in her own hands to shoot the remaining portions of the film. ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ is based on the life of the fearless Indian warrior Rani Laxmi Bai.