There seems to be no end to the troubles being faced by Manikarnika, the Rani Of Jhansi bio-pic starring Kangana Ranaut. First, it was director Krish who left the project incomplete when the film’s leading lady stepped in to direct and re-shoot extra scenes for the film. Some actors like Sonu Sood also walked out of the project allegedly after his role was chopped and he developed differences with the makers. Sonu’s exit had created a huge controversy. Kangana, thereafter, took complete control over the project and is racing against time to ensure that it hits the theatres by January 26, 2019 to cash in on the Republic Day fervour.
However, now there is fresh controversy over it. The film’s distinguished cinematographer Kiran Deohans has walked out of the film, say reports. The remaining portions of Manikarnika are now being shot by Sachin Krishnan, the cinematographer best known for his work with director Prakash Jha in films like Rajneeti, Arakshan and Satyagraha.
Deohans is known for his magnificent cinematography in costume dramas like Jodha Akbar and Khele Hum Jee Haan Se. While no official reason has been given for Deohans’s departure it is being said by sources from within the Manikarnika crew that Deohans decided to depart after Ranaut stepped in to direct the film.