Manikarnika Star Kangana Ranaut Dismisses Brahmin Mahasabha's Allegations As 'Idle Talk'

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| February 9 , 2018 , 13:37 IST

Post the long-running Padmaavat controversy, another film has started garnering limelight for similar reasons. Kangana Ranaut's period drama based on the life of Jhansi's warrior queen Lakshmibai titled, 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' has now come under the radar of Brahmin Mahasabha - a Brahmin fringe group of Rajasthan.

The leading lady has now come forward and dismissed the rumours floating around. She stated, "There is nothing controversial in Manikarnika. It’s really bad on our part to even think about creating such controversies for a woman who gave a tough fight to the British rulers while fighting alone for the country’s sake."

The religious group has earlier alleged that the film showcases Rani Lakshmibai in a bad light. They have pointed the "indecent portrayal" of their warrior queen pertaining to the rumoured romantic involvement of her with a British officer. The Brahmin group has demanded the makers to remove any such sequence from the film.

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Kangana is currently shooting in Rajasthan for Manikarnika expressed, "It is very lowly to even think like that about Rani Lakshmibai. We cannot even think like that, the kind of things they are saying. What they are saying is actually defaming. There is nothing like that. It is idle talk and I don't know why it is being said."

While the makers have earlier assured that the film is based on sheer facts, Kangana has also communicated that the film "is sure to instil a feeling of pride among the people." Penned by the Baahubali writer K V Vijayendra Prasad, the film revolves around the queen who made a significant contribution to the country’s independence.

Film's producer Kamal Jain has clarified the makers' stance stating, "As responsible filmmakers, we have taken utmost care while portraying Rani Laxmibai’s character and have consulted historians and scholars." Made in the whopping budget of Rs 125 crores was earlier scheduled to release in April will now reportedly release on August 3.