The Hush Post|09:07pm|1-min-read
Kangana Ranaut is again in the news taking a stand on a very relevant issue. She has said she will not promote the film Manikarnika if the labourers working on the sets of the film are not paid their dues. The Queen of Jhansi said that she had warned the makers she would not promote the movie if the issue is not resolved.
“I had decided I will dissociate with this film even after giving 300 days of my life. I had told the team I will disassociate right away.”
Kangana said that she will not go for the promo launch even if one labourer’s money is stuck.
“It is very sad. I have always opposed such practices. Labourers and technicians are devalued in the film industry,” she said.
On Thursday, Federation of Western India Cine Employees, had said that the makers of Manikarnika are yet to clear dues of approximately Rs 1.5 crore to the workers and junior artistes.
On Friday, producer Kamal Jain had refuted allegations saying that all the legitimate and due payments have been made. “One disputed vendor, who has already been paid 70 per cent of his dues, is illegitimately using the union to arm-twist us and disrupt film shoot,” he said in a statement.
“The issue is being tackled professionally and in a business-like manner,” Jain added.
However, Kangana refuted his claims. “I have been told that no such thing has happened. Also that with one vendor negotiation is going on for an undisputed amount,” she said.
Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi is set to release on January 25.