Manikarnika-The Queen of Jhansi-biopic on freedom fighter Jhansi Lakshmi Bai is releasing today. Even as Manikarnika is fighting the box office battle, internal war of prestige is going on between Tollywood’s creative director Krish and Bollywood beauty Kangana Ranaut.
Ever since Krish opted out of the project preferring NTR biopic taken by Natasimha Balakrishna, Kangana Ranaut took over the direction mantle and this triggered huge controversy. While Sonu Sood walked out of the project, Kangana with support of writer Vijayendra Prasad reshot many action scenes.
While Kangana claimed that she directed 30% of the film, Krish who remained silent till the release of NTR Kathanayakudu made stunning claims that the makers distorted history and if he talks about it, then it will trigger unnecessary controversy.
Now ahead of the release, Kangana shocked all saying Krish turned it into a revenge drama while she expanded Manikarnika to a patriotic entertainer. Whatever may be the claims, judgment day has arrived and movie lovers are passing their judgment.
Inside talk is Manikarnika is getting mixed talk. While Bollywood media gave thumping ratings for Manikarnika, Tollywood gave average to below average ratings. Many felt that though Kangana performed really well in her role, the narration is extremely slow testing the patience. It has to be seen how the film performs at box office with the mixed talk.