Bring­ing In­dia’s bravest war­rior to the sil­ver screen

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It’s a film that ev­ery In­dian should watch,” says pro­ducer Ka­mal Jain, talk­ing about the Kan­gana Ra­naut-star­rer, that tells the story of the fear­less Rani of Jhansi. Ti­tled Manikarnika The Queen Of Jhansi, the film saw a grand launch at the Dashash­wamedh Ghat in Varanasi on May 4, with Kan­gana tak­ing a dip in the Ganges to seek bless­ing for what prom­ises to be a mag­num opus. “The film is backed by the best in busi­ness,” shares Jain point­ing to the stel­lar lineup of writ­ers, mu­sic mak­ers and ac­tors who have been cho­sen for the pro­ject.

The film, to be directed by Tel­ugu film­maker Kr­ish, is writ­ten by K V Vi­jayen­dra Prasad who has penned Bahubali and Ba­jrangi Bhai­jaan. The lyrics and the di­a­logues have been writ­ten by Pra­soon Joshi and Shankar, Eh­saan and Loy are mak­ing the mu­sic. The film seeks to trace the way In­dia went on a down path af­ter the Bri­tish ar­rived, and does that through the story of the queen of Jhansi, who is per­haps one of the bravest war­riors of In­dia’s free­dom strug­gle. “The Rani of Jhansi died at the age of 29 and by then she was al­ready a leg­end whose story lives on. We had to tell the story. I am for­tu­nate to have Zee Stu­dios as our part­ner to take the story to the world,” adds Jain.

Su­jay Kutty, busi­ness head, Zee Stu­dios says, “Zee Stu­dios is proud to be telling the story of Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi. It is our en­deav­our to tell great sto­ries and as­so­ciate with top talent. It has been our MD Pu­nit Goenka’s vi­sion to tell this story like never seen be­fore and to take it to au­di­ences world­wide. We are happy to have part­nered with Ka­mal Jain to cre­ate this epic.”

Zee Stu­dios presents in as­so­ci­a­tion with Ka­mal Jain, Manikarnika -The Rani of Jhansi, re­leas­ing 27 April 2018.

PHOTO: HTCS

Clock­wise: Kan­gana Ra­naut, Ka­mal Jain, K V Vi­jayen­dra Prasad, Shankar, Loy, Eh­saan, Pra­soon Joshi, Kr­ish & Su­jay Kutty in Varanasi

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