After delivering a nail-biting historic epic Gautamiputra Satakarni, director Krish Jagarlamudi is all set for his next. His next, a biopic of Queen Jhansi Lakshmi Bai is going to be bigger than before. The film is titled as Manikarnika €“ The Queen of Jhansi. The film will be formally announced today in Kasi aka Varanasi (May 4, 2017). The team Manikarnika is going to meet the press in Kashi Ghat in Varanasi, on the banks of Ganges in Uttar Pradesh and make a formal announcement.
Bollywood’s ‘Queen’ Kangana Ranaut is stepping into the shoes of Rani Jhansi Lakshmi Bai. Manikarnika is born in Varanasi in 1828. The film is going to chronicle the life and times of her adventurous journey.The film with a staggering budget is going to be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. On the eve of the film’s announcement today, Kangana is going to release 20 feet poster of Manikarnika – The Queen and will also to perform Ganga Aarthi in Varanasi today in the evening.
This is Krish’s second Hindi film after Akshay Kumar-starrer Gabbar Is Back, in 2015. And Krish is leaving no leaf unturned to make it a huge film. The film has story by Vijayendra Prasad of Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan fame. The dialogues and lyrics for the film are penned by Prasoon Joshi. Popular music trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is going to compose music.
Two years ago, filmmaker Ketan Mehta had announced the biopic of Jhansi Lakshmi Bai with Kangana but he had later walked out of the project after he fell out with Kangana. Ketan wanted to make the film into English as well for global audience. However, Kangana, who also involved in the film’s script, felt it won’t go with the ethos of the story resulting in Ketan’s walkout. Krish has replaced Ketan and the movie is in place.