I almost lost my life playing this character: Kangana Ranaut

Actor opens up about shooting for ‘Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi’

Entertainment Desk March 03, 2018

Queen star Kangana Ranaut has been extensively shooting for the period drama Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi in Rajasthan, reported Pinkvilla. Many photos and videos from the sets of the film went viral on the internet which made people excited for the film.


Kangana recently shot for the cover of a popular fashion magazine and in the behind-the-scenes video, she shared the experience of shooting Manikarnika. "As the name suggests, the film is a warrior story and also the most challenging role of my life. I had to learn combat skills, sword-fighting, horse-riding and I had multiple accidents. I almost lost my life playing this character. This is as tough as it can get," she said.

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Earlier, the writer of the film, KV Vijayendra Prasad said that the film does not portray Rani Laxmibai's character wrongly at all. KV Vijayendra Prasad said, "No need to worry about it as I have portrayed her in the most respectable way. She is a warrior who fought against the British. She is my favourite woman leader. I have grown up reading about her. So, I will always portray her in an inspirational way."


Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi is being helmed by Telugu director Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi (Krish) and also stars Ankita Lokhande, Sonu Sood, Atul Kulkarni and Jisshu Sengupta in vital roles. The release date of the film is yet to be announced.

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