Kangana Ranaut defends 'Manikarnika' against claims of fringe groups

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Another fringe group rises against Manikarnika

In a press statement, Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha said that film's producer Kamal Jain on Saturday reached its office in Jaipur.

The film is based on the book Rani, written by Jaishree Misra and the book mentions that Rani Laxmibai had a love affair with officer Robert Ellis.

Writer KV Vijayendra Prasad of Baahubali fame, who has penned the script for Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, has clarified that the upcoming epic drama portrays Rani Laxmibai in the most respectable manner.

They have said that the biopic on the valiant Rani Laxmibai has no objectionable substance in it. Producer of the film Kamal Jain said, "The film doesn't portray anything objectionable about Rani Laxmibai and nor has the film distorted the history in anyway".

"We are making the film, Manikarnika with a great passion and huge respect towards the great woman who is unmatchable in her reputation", Jain's response to Mishra read.

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The writer further stated that one would feel pride after watching the film.

She said the movie has been written by the scriptwriter of the superhit 'Bahubali.' "He is so impressed with the character that he has named his daughter Manikarnika too", she added.

After the Padmaavat debacle, there were many fingers pointed toward Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika. After issuing the threat, the groups have said that they will "do anything" to stop the release of the movie and there are growing fears among people that this might lead to another Padmaavat-like catastrophe. "She is a symbol of valor and the film's story depicts the same".

The film, which was initially scheduled to release on April 27, has now been pushed by four months.

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