Kangana Ranaut has THIS to say on directing ‘Manikarnika’


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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is a rebel of sorts! The ‘Queen‘ actress has never believed in any set of rules and has always followed her heart. Now, Kangana is awaiting the release of her next film ‘Manikarnika’, which incidentally she is also directing.

The feisty and fiery actress, in an interview given to Firstpost, spoke about the challenges and ups and downs of being part of this historical drama ‘Manikarnika’. The actress also shed light on directing this film. She said, “I was 23 or 24, when I directed my first film. It was a 10-minute short film that I had shot with an international crew. Also, at that time, I was struggling with small roles in films like ‘Double Dhamaal‘ . So, I have been a director since then. Be it direction, writing or editing, I have already done it all in the past. When everyone asks me if ‘Manikarnika’ is my first film as a director, my reply is of  course not. It’s not my first film as a director. You don’t direct a big epic period as your first film.”

‘Manikarnika’ has faced its fair share of problems, with director Krish pulling out citing busy schedule. The film also saw actor Sonu Sood leaving the project midway.

Kangana further added that she was (at certain points) overwhelmed by the whole process. But, like a true professional she carried her duties with due diligence and care. The national award winning actress is also shooting for Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s ‘Panga’.

‘Manikarnika’ is based on the life of Indian freedom fighter Rani Lakshmibai (also referred as Queen of Jhansi). This magnum opus is slated to hit the screens in 2019.

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