The fight over Padmaavat had just about finished after the film finally released, and now we already have another controversy on board. This time it’s Kangana Ranaut’s ambitious project, Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi.
According to recent news reports, Manikarnika has been receiving threats by Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha (SBM) over the indecent portrayal of the Queen of Jhansi. Commenting on the film, state president of SBM, Suresh Mishra said, “The movie is violating history. It’s on ‘Jhansi ki Rani’ and it’s made to earn crores. We don’t care about that but we won’t let that happen by violating the history.” He went on to speak of how he wanted to stay away from an outrage, like the one caused by Padmaavat, and thus asked the filmmakers to reveal the plot of the film, providing assurance.
The state president went on to say, “Our sources have told us that the filmmakers are shooting for a love song in which Rani Laxmibai is seen with a British agent of East India Company. We suspect the producers are making the film based on the controversial book 'Rani' written by Jaishree Misra. On January 9, we had written a letter to producer Kamal Jain to share information on the writers and their profile. We had also asked them to share the profile of historians with whom the producers consulted.”
We hope this film doesn’t face the same unfortunate wrath that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film did.