Brahmin groups up in arms against Kangna starrer ‘Manikarnika’ Threaten not to allow its screening
Brahmin groups in Madhya Pradesh’s Bundelkhand are up in arms against Kangna Ranaut starrer ‘Manikarnika’ alleging that the movie wrongly portrays the life of Rani Laxmibaibhopal Updated: Feb 09, 2018 20:12 IST
Brahmin groups in Madhya Pradesh’s Bundelkhand are up in arms against Kangna Ranaut starrer ‘Manikarnika’ alleging that the movie wrongly portrays the life of Rani Laxmibai.
One of the brahmin organisations has even threatened that if corrections are not made in the film, they will not let the film screen in theatres. The film is slated to release on August 3.
Manikarnika movie is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and her war against East India Company during the rebellion of 1857.
The Yuva Sarv Brahmin Samaj of Bundelkhand and Pujari Sangh’ have jointly submitted a memorandum to Sagar collector Avinash Rawat regarding their reservations with the movie.
Bharat Tiwari, president Yuva Sarv Brahmin Samaj said they had come to know that historical facts had been misinterpreted in the movie for the sake of gaining publicity and thereby hurting the sentiments of the Brahmin community in particular and society as a whole.
“Rani Laxmibai is being wrongly portrayed as a lover of a British officer which is not correct. She had led our country’s first struggle for Independence and had laid down her life for the country. We demand that filmmaker should correct these wrong things otherwise we will not let the film to screen in theatres. We will take any step for maintaining the glory of Rani Laxmibai and our Brahmin community”, he said.
Tiwari said in the past their organisation had also supported Karani Sena in opposing the film Padmaavat
Last month Rajput Karni Sena and Maharana Sena activists had agitated in various parts of MP, opposing the controversy-marred Padmaavat movie and threatening that they will not allow its screening here. Supreme Court had struck down the ban imposed on the release of the film by four states including Madhya. Before the SC order, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had reiterated his earlier stand on the movie; that it won’t be screened in the state. However earlier this month, Madhya Pradesh high court directed the state government to provide adequate police protection and support to people involved in exhibition and distribution of Padmaavat and its viewers.
Shree Rajput Karni Sena has meanwhile decided to back the Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha’s protest against the movie Manikarnika.