Director Ketan Mehta replaced in Kangana Ranaut's Rani Laxmibai Biopic
Kangana Ranaut will be next working for Rani Laxmibai Biopic. Reportedly the actress was supposed to start shooting for the film from March 23, which also happens to be her birthday.
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According to a report in a leading daily the actress will start shooting for the film not with Ketan Mehta but will another director. Talking about the fallout between Kangana and director Ketan, a source was quoted saying in the report as, “Ketan was insistent that his movie be made in English for an international audience, like Gurinder Chadha's THE VICEROY HOUSE, but those working on the film felt it won't go with the ethos of the story. The actress and the filmmaker couldn't find common ground on the language factor, leaving the project in a limbo.'
The biopic will now be titled as MANIKARNIKA which was Rani Laxmibai’s birth name and will be directed by Telugu filmmaker Krish. The source was also quoted saying as, “The new film will be helmed by a fresh team. A top studio, too, has agreed to back the venture, which is envisioned as an action-packed, feisty film. It is the biopic of an ordinary girl, who when faced with tough times, discovered the warrior in her. The film will go on floors in mid-May.'