After having faced opposition from a religious group in Rajasthan claiming the misrepresentation of facts of Rani Laxmibai, the writer of MANIKARNIKA: THE QUEEN OF JHANSI, Mr. Vijayendra Prasad has come forward and clarified the same.
In context of the objections and concerns, KV Vijayendra Prasad said, “No need to worry about MANIKARNIKA 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.”
Vijayendra assures that no scene in the film has been written to degrade Rani Laxmibai. He also stated that one would be proud of the iconic leader after watching the role of Rani Laxmibai in the film.
He further added, "The film’s title is MANIKARNIKA, because it is her name! Her parents named her that because she was born in Kasi and the Manikarnika Ghat there is very famous. Even I named my daughter Manikarnika, so you now know how much I respect Rani Lakshmibai."
The producers of the film, Kamal Jain and Zee Studios confirm that the film is showing Rani Laxmibai in the most respectful manner and showcases to the world the bravery, valour and heroism of Rani Laxmi.
Directed by Krish, MANIKARNIKA stars Kangana Ranaut in titular role.