Deepika Padukone starrer Padmaavat went through troubled waters. The movie saw lots of down before it made its way to the release on January 25. Since then, there has been no looking back for Padmaavat as far as the box office collections are are concerned. The film has made over Rs 200 crore within India.
After one historical debacle, Kangana Ranaut is all set to feature in Manikarnika. This film is an upcoming period drama Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is based on the life of the 19th century queen of Jhansi, Lakshmi Bai, a prominent freedom fighter in Indian history.
Despite the filmmakers clarifying that it’s not a biopic, the movie is facing opposition from Sarva Brahman Mahasabha for alleged “distortion of facts”.
Addressing a press conference in Jaipur on Monday, Suresh Mishra, the president of the Sarva Brahman Mahasabha (SBM) alleged that the film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi distorts history regarding Laxmi Bai and depicts a love affair between her and a British man.
“We learnt about it from our friends and acquaintances in various parts of Rajasthan where some scenes of the film are being shot. The film is based on a foreigner’s book and tries to dampen the queen’s reputation,” said Mishra.