Is Kangana Ranaut actually directing ‘Manikarnika’? Here’s the truth

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Ever since Kangana Ranaut‘s upcoming epic biographical film ‘Manikarnika: the Queen of Jhansi’ was announced, both the actress and her film have managed to grab eyeballs for various reasons.

First, it was about the delay in the film’s shooting schedule. After that, it was about Kangana being injured on the sets. Later, the film’s clash with other big banner films at the box office hit the headlines. And now, we have yet another story doing the rounds. Well, according to a picture of a clapboard that has gone viral on the social media, it’s being said that Kangana has taken over as the film’s director. The clapboard has her name under the ‘director’ category.

You can check the viral picture of that clapboard here:

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So obviously this picture caused a lot of confusion and rumours of Kangana replacing Krish Jagarlamudi as the director of the film started doing the rounds. Clearing the all the speculations, the actress’ team issued a statement which read, “Krish Jagarlamudi is the director of #Manikarnika and will remain so. #KanganaRanaut has stepped in to shoot just the patchwork on his behalf while he fulfils his commitments in another movie, to make sure that #Manikarnikareleases on 25th Jan 2019. The clapboard is merely to avoid on set confusion.”

Previously, the actress’ spokesperson had told Mumbai Mirror that with Krish was busy with his next film (NTR biopic) and had no dates to spare. So, Kangana and her ‘Manikarnika’ team decided to take charge and finish the patchwork that the film requires. Kangana took this step only to ensure that the film doesn’t miss its release date.

Now that the clarification is issued, we hope that the gossip-mongers will keep their mouth shut.

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