Manikarnika’s producer Kamal Jain says Kangana Ranaut is like Rani Lakshmibai in real life. Jain interacted with media after the film’s teaser released.
Talking about the film and their choice to cast Kangana as the lead, he said, “When we first looked at the story and thought about it, we realized the subject matter is really larger than life. This is our country’s story that is part of all of us. She is a symbol of heroism. Without a doubt in our mind we knew Kangana is the most suitable one to do this film. In real life also, she is like Rani Lakshmibai and is one of the finest actors in the country today.”
Kangana Ranaut plays the titular role of Rani Laxmibai in the film. It also stars debutante Ankita Lokhande in pivotal role.
He added talking about the film’s teaser release, “If you have seen the teaser she absolutely looks the part. I must say she worked extra hard to portray the character. She sort of has given her life to this film.”
Manikarnika is being directed by Krish and produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain & Nishant Pitti.
Apart form ‘Manikarnika’, Kangana will also be seen in ‘Mental Hai Kya’ with Rajkummar Rao and will star as a kabaddi player in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga.