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Sonu Sood Looks Regally Royal In His First Look From Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi

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| July 23 , 2018 , 15:19 IST

Glimpses of Kangana Ranaut from her periodic epic drama 'Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi' have been coming for quite a while, increasing expectations of fans for the film. The first look of actor Sonu Sood was released on Sunday, showing him dressed royally and looking serious, in keeping with the background of the period drama.

Sonu Sood plays the role of Sadashiv Narain Rao in 'Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi'. Although not many details have been revealed about the role, historically, Sadashiv Narain Rao had once claimed to be the King of Jhansi, but was later captured by Rani Laxmibai.

'Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi' has been written by KV Vijayendra Prasad who also wrote the famous Bahubali films. The story of Manikarnika follows the journey of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and the valour with which she put up one of the bravest fights against the British in India.

The film Manikarnika was earlier marred in controversy for “tampering with historical facts” and “indecent portrayal” of Rani Laxmibai. Clearing his stance, producer of the film, Kamal Jain said, “As responsible filmmakers, we have taken utmost care while portraying Rani Laxmibai’s character and have consulted historians and scholars. Rani Laxmibai was a freedom fighter and one of the most respected leaders our country has seen. She is a symbol of valour and the film’s story depicts the same.”

Directed by Krish Jagarlamudi, the film is set to release on January 25, clashing with Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30, based on the life mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational program Super 30.