15 Aug 2018
'Manikarnika' poster released on I-Day; Kangana calls Rani Laxmibai 'iconic'
"It's an iconic role. I learned sword fighting and horse riding. I got a fever after two days of galloping on a horse, I can only imagine the muscles of steel Laxmibai had," Kangana said.
Who better than Kangana to portray Rani Laxmibai: Zee Studios
Described as the story of courage, strength, and determination, the film is directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi (Krrish).
"The film is mounted on a massive scale to justify the extraordinary story of Rani of Jhansi, her courage and her great love for the country. Who better than Kangana Ranaut to portray her on the big screen," Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios, said.
Film is scheduled to release next year
Producer Kamal Jain said Laxmibai is the symbol of heroism in India and hoped Manikarnika will give a fitting tribute to her.
"We believe this magnum opus action drama inspire(s) the current generation, along with the ones to come," he added.
Produced by Zee Studios, in association with Jain, 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', is slated to release on January 25 next year.