Manikarnika Is My Film: Krish

Sun 13th Jan 2019 10:26 AM

Krish responds on Manikarnika controversy

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Creative director Krish is currently basking under the glory of rave reviews for NTR biopic first part Kathanayakudu enjoying from all quarters. However during the last few weeks he has been facing various questions on Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika controversy and the accusation that he ditched Kangna in the middle to take up NTR biopic. Krish remained silent on the controversy even as Kangana made clear that she directed most of the film. 

Now Krish getting relieved from the pressures of handling NTR biopic, spoke about NTR biopic and the controversy surrounding Manikarnika.

Speaking on NTR biopic made in two parts, he said ‘at first that he planned to have two intervals and complete the biopic at one stretch. At the script stage itself, it came to over four hours. It would have worked out in the olden days with four hours like NTR's Daana Veera Soora Karna. Then I decided to make the film in two parts. I entered the project at script stage and later prepared the story all by myself. There is lot of difference in how North and South film makers prepare biopics. In South, people expect biopics to show only positives while in North they will be realistic without any songs and a reality check.’

Coming to Manikarnika controversy, he added... ‘we shot for 109 days on Manikarnika and planned to release the film on April 27. Later the date was planned for Aug 15. I got NTR biopic offer during Manikarnika re-recording. So I decided to complete the patchwork in 15 days and join NTR. However the moment project changed hands, lot of developments happened. Sonu Sood was removed and the scenes shot on him were shot on another actor. Makers tampered with the historical facts in Manikarnika. If I speak about this, it will bring disrepute to Manikarnika. So I remained silent to avoid any controversy. What Sonu Sood did was 100 % right as an actor. I still share good relations with Manikarnika team and Manikarnika is my film.’

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