The Hush Post| 11:18 am |two-minute-read
Like Padmaavat, the release of Manikarnika seems to be in doubt. And this time too it is none other than the Karni Sena objecting to certain scenes in the film.
The Queen of Jhansi has been in headlines for a lot of controversies and seems like the film has again landed in controversy.
On Thursday, Karni Sena protested against the release of the film. They have said that there issues with Rani Laxmibai’s relationship with a British officer.
They also claimed that the film shows the queen dancing to a special number, which is against their tradition.
The year before the last, Karni Sena had protested against the release of Padmaavat. And this year, Karni Sena is headed to oppose Manikarnika.
There is no affair shown in the film. Once the film releases on January 25, it will be clear
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.” The movie is almost on the verge of release and has been in the making for the longest time. When asked why did Karni Sena wait for this long to raise an objection, Sukhdev said, “We had raised concerns in February last year. Despite the Supreme Court judgment, 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.”
CBFC has already given clearance to the film. On this, Sukhdev said it doesn’t matter if the CBFC has cleared the film and they should have a historian on the board to check the facts. Zee Studio’s spokesperson denied the allegations that any affair is shown. He told the tabloid, “There is no affair shown in the film. Once the film releases on January 25, it will be clear. Manikarnika portrays Rani Laxmibai’s strength and bravery as she fought for her motherland. We are proud to present this film, and are confident that it will resonate across age groups.”
Manikarnika traces Rani Laxmibai’s fight against the British for the independence of her country and land. The film also stars Jisshu Sengupta, Suresh Oberoi, Atul Kulkarni and Ankita Lokhande.
Kangana Ranaut plays the role of Rani Laxmibai in the film. The trailer is already out and fans are eager to watch the film.