Kangana Ranaut


What?! Has Kangana Ranaut turned director for Manikarnika?

Yes, you read the headline right! Apparently, the director of Manikarnika, Krish Jagarlamudi has assigned his dates for his next project, which is the much-talked-about NTR biopic, based on the life of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Given the current circumstances, the leading lady of the magnum opus, Kangana Ranaut has reportedly stepped into the shoes of her director to complete the last few scenes of the Republic Day 2019 release.

A source close to film confirmed the news and said, “Yes, there is some patchwork still to be completed and Krish has got busy with the NTR biopic. He is not to be blamed, Manikarnika is a period drama and such movies takes time. Kangana speaks to Krish over the phone almost every day to discuss the filming. He is there in spirit with the team of Vijayendra Prasad who has written the story and screenplay, and Prasoon Joshi who has penned the dialogue and lyrics, working closely with Kangana to wrap up the film.”

Manikarnika-The Queen of Jhansi will see Kangana Ranaut in the role of Rani Laxmibai. The movie will also star Ankita Lokhande, Nihaar Pandya, Jisshu Sengupta, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi and Sonu Sood in pivotal roles.

Produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain, the magnum opus is slated to release on the 25th of January, 2019.

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