I relate to Jhansi ki Rani, says Kangana Ranaut

Published Jan 05, 2019 01:35pm

Looks like Kangana's upcoming film was no challenge for the actor as she could relate to her character's rebellious nature!

Speaking at the trailer launch event in Chennai, Ranaut expressed her surprise at there never being a proper Jhansi ki Rani movie before.

"When I signed this film my first thought was ‘How come nobody has done a film on Jhansi ki Rani yet?’ So, I consider it a stroke of luck that I’m doing it."

About the character, Kangana spoke about how Rani Laxmi Bai's nonconformist style is something she could identify with - no surprises there!

According to Kangana, “Rani Laxmi Bai was known for her rebellious attitude. Was I able to relate to her character? Naturally. As a woman, she had gone through a lot. She got married when she was 15 or so. She was a true patriot who wanted her country to flourish. It’s an honour to be able to pay a tribute to her through our upcoming film Manikarnika.”

However, Kangana is making sure to keep true to the essence of Rani Laxmi Bai and also not to distort the facts for cinematic purposes.

“We have tried to keep the history as precise as possible. Like how Indians don’t support Indians."

She added, “In my 12 years of career, I never got to do a film like this. I don’t think we make these kind of movies. Shows how indulgent we are.”

Manikarnika is set to release January 25.

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