Kangana Ranaut’s leaked ‘Manikarnika’ video: Madhur Bhadarkar says there is nothing to mock about it
Kangana Ranaut’s directorial debut ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ turned out to be her first blockbuster movie of 2019. The film has been in the news for many reasons since’s its trailer was released, and did a good job at the ticket window. Following its release, a video of Kangana Ranaut riding a dummy horse and fighting in a ground battle has gone viral.
In ‘Manikarnika’, Kangana as the fierce freedom fighter left a lasting impression on everyone’s mind who saw it. However, post-Kangana’s mechanical horse video, netizens slammed ‘Queen’ actress and questioned her acting ability. A user on Twitter named Akash Banerjee attacked Kangana for using CGI effects to shoot the action sequence. He posted a video and captioned it, “Define Kangana Ranaut‘s brand of Nationalism in 10 seconds?”
Define Kangana Ranaut's brand of Nationalism in 10 seconds? pic.twitter.com/ZjFmDN1iyG
— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) February 21, 2019
After Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher, now Indian filmmaker and writer Madhur Bhandarkar has come forward to extend his support to Kangana. Sharing his views on the viral video, Bhandarkar told Pinkvilla, “I think this is absolutely a non-issue for this kind of thing getting leaked on the social media. Because every actor do special effects or they have stunt duplicate which can be used. It is not from now. It is being done from ages.”
He also added “It is not only in India but all over the world. There are a lot of technicalities involved in it. People only see from the point of view ke ek Video Leak hua hai. But you have to see the holistic way and whole perspective that why these kinds of things happen. Kangana definitely has rode the horse in the film. But there are close up shots and you have to take care of that and shoot in that manner also. People don’t understand technicalities about it. There is nothing to mock about it.”
‘Manikarnika’ has crossed Rs 100 crore at the box office.