A tribute to Rani Lakshmi Bai
Since the announcement of the film, Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi, the ambitious project has been touted as one of the mostanticipated films of 2019. The makers will release the official teaser of the epic war drama tomorrow on Gandhi Jayanti. A source from the production reveals that the film has roped in the best of technicians for the project. “Multiple National Award winners — Kangana Ranaut, Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy who composed the music of the film, to lyricist Prasoon Joshi — it’s a dream team that has come together to work on the film. Not just that, Hollywood’s celebrated action choreographer Nick Powell has choreographed the action sequences.” Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios, says, “A tribute to Rani Lakshmi Bai, the film celebrates and salutes the extraordinary journey of India's fiercest warrior queen, who sacrificed her life fighting for freedom. We are excited to launch the teaser tomorrow, which gives a glimpse into the grand scale on which the film is mounted.” Producer Kamal Jain adds, “I feel a sense of immense pride to present the larger-than-life story of Manikarnika. A symbol of heroism and humanity, Manikarnika is our tribute to one of India’s greatest freedom fighters — Rani of Jhansi, who remains a household name even today, after decades.” Produced by Zee Studios and Kamal Jain, Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi, directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, is slated to release on January 25, 2019.
Kangana Ranaut in a still from Manikarnika