Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika will clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 on Jan 25, 2019
Kangana Ranaut is playing the titular role in Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi. The film is directed by Krish.Updated: Jul 21, 2018 14:57 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kangana Ranaut is all set to leave behind the failures of her last four films -- I Love NY, Katti Batti, Rangoon and Simran. She is soon going to be seen in Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi, and the film has been allotted a release date.
Manikarnika will hit the screens on January 25, 2019.
Confirming the news, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Mark the date: #Manikarnika -The Queen Of Jhansi to release on 25 Jan 2019 [Republic Day]... Stars Kangna Ranaut... Directed by Krish... Produced by Zee Studios and Kamal Jain.”
The period drama also features Atul Kulkarni as Tatya Tope, Sonu Sood as Sadashiv and Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkarbai.
It will be directed by Gabbar is Back director, Krish.
Manikarnika will not be the only film to release on that day as Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30, a film on Bihar mathematician Anand Kumar.
In the light of the controversy surrounding their names, it will be interesting to see how they go about promoting their films.
Manikarnika was born in Varanasi in 1828 into a family of Maharashtrian Brahmins. She took the name of Lakshmi Bai after tying the knot with the king of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar. The king died without a biological heir but the couple adopted a six-year-old boy from his extended family a few weeks prior to his death.
On the work front, Kangana is currently shooting in London for Mental Hai Kya in which she will be seen alongside Rajkummar Rao. After she completes some pending patchwork for Manikarnika, she will begin work on Ashwini Iyer Tiwary’s next in which she will be seen as a kabbadi player.
First Published: Jul 21, 2018 13:20 IST