MUMBAI: Actress Kangana Ranaut has hit back strongly at Rajput fringe group Karni Sena who have threatened to protests against the release of the her film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi.
According to reports doing the rounds, Kangana has issued a stern warning to the Maharashtra wing of Karni Sena, which led a long protest against “Padmaavat” in 2017.
“Four historians have certified ‘Manikarnika…’. We have got censor certificate as well. Karni Sena has been conveyed this but they are continuing to harass me,” Kangana said in a statement.
“If they don’t stop then they should know I am also a Rajput and I will destroy each one of them,” added the actress, who has directed the film along with Krish.
As per an ANI report, in a letter, addressing the producers, director and the writers of the film, the Karni Sena has warned that if the image of Rani Laxmibai is maligned in the film or if she is shown to be the lover of some Britisher, then the makers will face consequences.
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The film is slated to hit the big screens on January 25. The film is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2019 will clash with Nawzuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Thackeray’ and Emraan Hashmi’s ‘Why Cheat India’.
The period drama is based on the life and struggles of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Apart from Kangana Ranaut and Ankita Lokhande, the film also stars Atul Kulkarni, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Demzongpa and Jisshu Sengupta in pivotal roles.
With Agency inputs