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Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika caught in Padmaavat-like controversy

Just like ‘Padmaavat’, another fringe group in Rajasthan, Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha, has warned the makers of Kangana Ranaut-starrer ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ to avoid any controversy the film may carry

Kangana Ranaut shooting for Manikarnika
Kangana Ranaut shooting for Manikarnika
After so much hullabaloo over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’, it is now turn for Kangana Ranaut-starrer ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ to face the music! After Karni Sena, another fringe group is opposing the film in the state of Rajasthan as it suspects distortion of facts in the historical drama. Reports suggest that Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha has asked the Rajasthan government to stop the film’s shooting as they suspect a sequence depicting love affair between the Rani of Jhansi and a British man. The protestors want the makers of ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ to ensure that no controversial scene is a part of the film.

Regarding the controversy on ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’, the Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha’s state president Suresh Mishra was quoted in a report on dnaindia.com, “Our sources have told us that the filmmakers are shooting for a love song in which Rani Laxmibai is seen with a British agent of East India Company. We suspect the producers are making the film based on the controversial book ‘Rani’ written by Jaishree Misra. In order to check that the issue doesn’t blow up like ‘Padmaavat’, the government must ensure nothing controversial is shown in the film. It should get an undertaking from the producers.”

Kangana Ranaut, who plays the titular role in the Rani Laxmibai biopic, is also producing ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’, which is directed by South filmmaker Krish. The actress has been shooting for ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ extensively in Rajasthan, after announcing the project with a Ganga Aarti in Varanasi. For now, Kangana seems unperturbed by the controversy raised by the Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha but hopefully a ‘Padmaavat’-like situation will be avoided in the future.

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