Kangna Ranaut will be seen as playing the role of Rani Laxmibai in her upcoming movie "Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi". The makers of the film chose Independence Day to release its first poster of the much-anticipated film.
Filmmaker Krish Jagarlamudi shared the picture on the 72nd Independence Day of India as an ode to the freedom fighter. As per sources, the film depicts Kangana as the fierce warrior queen Rani Laxmi Bai. The first and most awaiting poster appears to be a still from a battlefield where Kangana, rides a horse and her baby is tied at her back.
It may be mentioned that the film is based on the story of Rani Laxmi Bai's battle with the East India Company. She was one of the first freedom fighters of India. The film also stars TV actress Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkarbai, Atul Kulkarni as Tatya Tope and Sonu Sood as Sadashiv.
Kangana Ranaut while talking about her role said, "It's an iconic role. I learned sword fights and horse riding. In fact, after two days of galloping on a horse, I got a fever. I can only imagine the strength and thunderbolt that Laxmi Bai had... I am nowhere close to her greatness. I have only tried my best to portray her tales of bravery."
Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said, "The film is mounted on a massive scale to justify the extraordinary story of Rani of Jhansi -- her courage, her strength, and her great love for the country. Who better than Kangana Ranaut to portray her on the big screen, we couldn't have been happier with the way the campaign is coming together," Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said.
Producer Kamal Jain said that Rani Laxmibai is the ‘symbol of heroism in India’ and is hopeful that “Manikarnika" will give an appropriate acknowledgment to sacrifices.
"We believe, with this magnum opus action drama, we will be able to pay fitting tribute to this hero, and inspire the current generation, along with the ones to come. We embark on the journey of presenting this larger-than-life tale of determination, strength, and valour on this Independence Day," he added.
Directed by Krish and produced by Zee Studios, in association with Jain the story of bravery, might and determination ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ will hit the theatres on January 25, 2019.