The stress of having to produce a controversial 100-crore budgeted historical Manikarnika The Queen Of Jhansi appears to have taken a toll on its young producer Kamal Jain. According to sources, Jain who is approximately 40 years old, is in the hospital after suffering a paralytic stroke. Says a source from the Queen Of Jhansi team, “Kamal was suffering from vertigo. When he went to get it checked at the hospital, he suffered a silent stroke. He was on a ventilator. But he is off the external respiratory machine now and breathing on his own. He’s recovering. But it will take him time to get back on its fact.”
However, the film ’s writer Vijayendra Prasad denies that the producer has suffered a paralytic stroke. “He is in hospital, but it’s not a stroke. Kamal Jain got food into his lung while eating. He was operated upon, and now he’s out of danger.”
How does this setback affect the film’s friday release? “The release doesn’t get affected at all. Manikarnika will be in theatres on Friday. The sad thing is the producer won’t be standing with us during release to enjoy the moment. We’ve all worked hard to see Manikarnika through. Kamal will miss out on the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Hopefully, he’ll be with us soon to celebrate the film ’s success,” says Vijayendra Prasad.