It seems this year is full of shifting release dates! After Aiyaary, Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi gets a new release date.

The film was first supposed to release on April 27, 2018. Now, the film will be released on August 3, 2018.

Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi
Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi

There were reports that this Kangana starrer film was getting delayed due to the extensive work on VFX. But according to a report in DNA, a source close to the unit has dismissed the reports.

A source added, “Everything is going on track. Shooting is currently on in Alsisar, Rajasthan. They will complete it today and tomorrow onwards, filming will start in Bikaner where it will continue until the end of this month. With this, the movie’s shoot will also be wrapped up. There is ample time for post-production. They could have released the film on April 27, but they decided to come in August because it is the month of our Independence. Rani Lakshmibai’s battle against the Britishers was the first fight for freedom, so looking at the emotion, the call was taken to release it in August.”

Just like Padmaavat, even Manikarnika is facing protests for its content. On Tuesday, The makers of Manikarnika, a biopic on the valiant Rani Laxmibai said the movie neither distorts historical facts nor does it portray anything objectionable. The comment comes after Brahmin outfit Sarva Brahman Mahasabha demanded the makers to share complete details of the film’s story to rule out any tampering with facts.

Kamal Jain, the film’s producer, said in a statement, “As responsible filmmakers, we have taken utmost care while portraying Rani Laxmibai’s character and have consulted historians and scholars. Rani Laxmibai was a freedom fighter and one of the most respected leaders our country has seen. She is a symbol of valour and the film’s story depicts the same.”

The film also stars Ankita Lokhande, Atul Kulkarni and Sonu Sood in the pivotal roles.

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