Kangana Ranaut’s directorial debut Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi entered the Rs 100-crore club and also the actor-director will be truly happy with her achievement. The actor spoke to the media concerning the success of the film and added that they were stunned to face competition from an unexpected quarter; Vicky Kaushal starrer Uri.
“None of us expected the competition we got from Uri. It was absolutely another jingoistic film that shared an identical theme - fighting back for the nation. It was absolutely in its third week, however, it still places up quite a powerful fight.”
Manikarnika was mired in controversies, right from the time it absolutely was getting made and later when it was released, its co-director Krish, in an exceedingly series of interviews, made few damning comments on Kangana. Reacting to it and asked if it took away any of the thrill, Kangana Ranaut aforesaid that nothing succeeded like success which it absolutely was a decent fight, at the end.
“Nothing succeeds like success. These folks would have repudiated the film if it was very bad. These are the people that had abandoned it. But this can be a decent fight, wherever the cast and crew are bickering over who owns the movie more. We were ready to make a clean film, nobody has blamed me for distorting history. Personally, there's no controversy of great magnitude here. I don’t see any negativity attached to it outside the industry. I am satisfied with the audience’s response.”
Elaborating further, Kangana aforesaid that whereas, at one point, it appeared as if the films released was difficult, but she is happy of the means the audience accepted the film. She knew that no-one might accuse her of distorting history and hoped that as the film has recovered its money, a lot of and a lot of producers would be willing to back film helmed by women.
On Monday, Rangoli Chandel, Kangana’s sister had shared the budget additionally the money the film had made on social media. “Manikarnika investments and returns Budget- 79cr Print+Marketing- 22cr Digital rights sold- 40cr Satellite rights sold- 20cr Distribution rights- 61cr India business - 100.05cr still counting Worldwide - 152cr and still counting...” she had tweeted. Kangana Ranaut's next release would be Mental Hai Kya with Rajkummar Rao.