Unlike her other roles, this might be the first time that audiences will get to witness Kangana portraying a powerful character. She will be seen essaying the role of Rani Laxmi Bai, in her upcoming film Manikarnika.
"When you talk about Laxmibai, she was the general of an army. She was an extraordinary woman. How many battles she fought in the prime of her youth! She was like a ‘killing machine’. So it would be a shame to try to get into character superficially through clothes, make-up, hair styles and jewellery. And if you give blood to play such a woman, it’s worth it. To be honest, I’m only happy. You can’t hope to immortalise the greatest warrior of all times without having a battle scar on your face. So it’s justified,” said Kangana to the media in a recent interaction.
Manikarnika is written and directed by K Vijayendra Prasad who has previously penned films such as Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, both being blockbusters. Along with Kangana, the film will also star Ankita Lokhande and Vaibhav Tatwawaad. It will hit the theatres on April 27, 2018, and if these pictures are anything to go by, this is going to be one spectacular film. Take a look: