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‘Manikarnika’: Sonu Sood’s spokesperson issues a statement- read inside

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Kangana Ranaut‘s upcoming drama ‘Manikarnika- The Queen Of Jhanshi based on the life of Rani Laxmibai has found a way to hit the headlines once again. The reason being the sudden ouster of Sonu Sood from the film, who had a pivotal part to play. Not to forget that the shoot of the film backed by Kamal Jain has been complete, though, for a few scenes, Sood was required to re-shoot, which he denied doing so.

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The ‘Queen’ actress confirmed Sonu’s exit from her film to Pinkvilla saying, “Sonu and I haven’t even met since the last shot with Krish (director) last year. He is busy filming ‘Simmba’. He couldn’t even give us tentative dates to match combinations with other actors. The producers showed him the film and writers narrated the patchwork to him…he refused to meet me …he vehemently denied to work under a woman director….. which is kind of amusing because Sonu is a dear friend and I have even launched the music of a film that he produced on his request….. even though the team suggested that they have full faith in me, it seems, Sonu had neither dates nor faith.”

Contrary to what Kangana said, the actor’s spokesperson has stated that Sonu was professional enough to inform the makers of ‘Manikarnika’ well in advance. He added, “Sonu has always been a thorough professional and honoured all his commitments. He had informed the makers of ‘Manikarnika’ about his dates and schedule, well in advance. Inconveniencing the team of his current film, to accommodate the demands of another are against his professional principles. Sonu has taken the higher Road ahead and wishes the team of ‘Manikarnika’ all the best.”

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Producer Kamal Jain too has issued a statement which states that Sonu and the makers decided to part ways mutually.“Our team is totally focused and dedicated to finish the patchwork shoot to complete the film on time as our release date of 25th Jan 2019 is set in stone. The post-production and VFX are going on in full swing and as well as the balance and patch shoot. I have the utmost respect and love for Sonu and he is like family to us. With a heavy heart, we have mutually decided to part ways due to his date unavailability. He is a thorough professional and has his dates committed to ‘Simmba’ which is also releasing in December. I would love to work with him in the future again.”

Too much of drama, we say! In the end, the truth lies between the makers and Sonu. Meanwhile, let us know your thoughts about the latest twist in the tale of ‘Manikarnika- The Queen Of Jhansi’ in the comments section below.

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