Kangana Ranaut responds to Brahmin Mahasabha's protests against 'Manikarnika'. Says they're defaming the Queen's memory

Kangana Ranaut has taken no time to respond to the freshly sprouting protests against her upcoming period drama, 'Manikarnika.'

The three time national award winning actress has expressed her dismay over the far-right groups targetting her ambitious project, said to be based on the celebrated Queen of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai.

Their concern?

The brahmin group named 'Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha' has alleged that the movie has tried to defame Laxmibai's image by featuring a romantic scene between her and a man from British East India company.

Their objections, seeking a written affidavit from the director of the movie, have also been backed by the 'Karni Sena' - which for the past couple of months has been behind all extremist, violent protests and threats against the makers and actors of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's, "Padmaavat" - another period drama which became the target of similar protests.






The 'Queen' actress, who's currently busy in the making of the movie has expressed how the allegation has 'hurt' the entire cast and crew's sentiments and no such scene has been filmed during the making of the film.

Here is what she was quoted telling in a PTI report:

“It is very lowly (neech baat) to even think like that about Rani Laxmibai. We cannot even think like that, the kind of things they are saying. What they are saying is actually defaming. There is nothing like that. It is idle talk and I don’t know why it is being said."

She further added how the writer's adoration for the heroic Queen even inspired him to name his own daughter after her, expressing that the crew of her film has nothing but respect for Laxmibai.

“We are hurt and upset. The writer of the film, Vijayendra Prasad has named his daughter Manikarnika. We are hurt that such things are being said about Rani Laxmibai."

Prasad has also assured fans that no such scene has been written or filmed for the movie.

Not only that, the movie's producer has also already clarified that the film has been made after consulting historians and scholars who had studied about the legendary Queen.






So have these groups already found another project to drag through the mud?

Makes you wonder if every historic film ever made in Bollywood will now have to go through the same drama!

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