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Kangana Ranaut turns director for Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi – here's why

The makers of Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi released the poster of the film and it impressed us to the core. The film has almost completed its shooting barring with some patchwork scenes. But apparently, director of the film Krish Jagarlamudi, is now currently busy with NTR biopic, which features the ensemble star cast of Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vidya Balan, Rana Daggubati and Rakul Preet. Now lead actress of the film Kangana has decided to take charge of completing the patchwork scenes not only as the actor but also as the director.

As per the Mumbai Mirror report, a source confirmed the news and said, “Yes, there is some patchwork still to be completed and Krish has got busy with the NTR biopic. He is not to be blamed, Manikarnika is a period drama and such movies takes time. Kangana speaks to Krish over the phone almost every day to discuss the filming. He is there in spirit with the team of Vijayendra Prasad who has written the story and screenplay, and Prasoon Joshi who has penned the dialogue and lyrics, working closely with Kangana to wrap up the film.” (Also Read: Cannes 2018: Kangana Ranaut is having the time of her life at French Reviera and these videos are proof)

Manikarnika is produced by Kamal Jain and Zee Studios. The film will also mark the acting debut of Deepika Padukone’s ex-boyfriend, Nihaar Pandya, where he’ll portray the character of Baji Rao the second (II). It also features Jisshu Sengupta, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Sonu Sood and television actress, Ankita Lokhande, in pivotal roles. It is set to hit the screens on January 25 and will lock the horns with Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 and Emraan Hashmi’s Cheat India at the box office.

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