Kangana Ranaut adjusting ‘Panga’ schedule for ‘Manikarnika’?


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Kangana Ranaut is an actress who is juggling quite a lot of things these days. Kangana Ranaut‘s historical drama based on Rani Laxmibai (‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’) has been going through several controversies. Now, if reports are to be believed, Kangana has altered the schedule of her next film ‘Panga’ to finish the post-production of ‘Manikarnika’.

The historical drama’s director Krish Jagarlamudi left the film midway to begin work on his South film, the NTR biopic. We also had the situation of Sonu Sood leaving the film due to scheduling issues. A source quoted by DNA had this to say, “Krish called up the producers of Manikarnika and informed them that he would be unable to supervise the post-production work. He is busy finishing his South project, which is being planned as a two-part film. It’s become more of an ego tussle now with him releasing the second part of the NTR biopic on the same day as the historical.” 

Kangana Ranaut, after Krish’s exit, had taken over the reigns of the film and completed the project. The film’s 90% to 95% drama portions has been directed by Kangana and only action director Nick Powell’s scenes have been retained in the movie.

Now, with Krish unable to complete the post-production, Kangana will have to do the post-production. The ‘Queen’ actress has been adamant not to claim the title of director despite directing the majority of  the period drama.

The source further added, “When the producers reached out to Kangana and told her about Krish’s unavailability, she requested the makers of her next, ‘Panga’ (Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary and Fox Star Studios) to alter the dates of their schedule. The first shooting spell, which was supposed to be of 35 days, has now been reduced to 20 days. The plan was to roll the film on October 26 in Bhopal, but now, it will kickstart post Diwali. Once she starts shooting for Panga, Kangana will fly in and out of Mumbai to get Manikarnika ready in time.”

‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ is slated to hit screens on January 25, 2019 alongside Hrithik Roshan‘s ‘Super 30’.

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