The Asian Age - - Matinee -

Vet­eran ac­tor Danny Denzongpa, who plays an im­por­tant role in the Rani of Jhansi biopic, Manikarnika hasn’t had the time or the in­cli­na­tion to watch the film. The ac­tor is reel­ing from the loss of his two brothers and has been deal­ing with the un­avoid­able for­mal­i­ties that fol­low loss.

One of Danny’s co- stars re­veals, “He has big­ger prob­lems to look into. He has lost fam­ily mem­bers very close to him, and he’s at­tend­ing to the for­mal­i­ties. The last thing he is both­ered with at the mo­ment is the length of his role. In fact, Danny hasn’t seen Manikarnika, nor does he want to. The ex­pe­ri­ence of shoot­ing with a sub­sti­tute di­rec­tor ( Kan­gana Ra­naut) af­ter the orig­i­nal di­rec­tor ( Kr­ish)’ s de­par­ture was un­pleas­ant.”

Con­firm­ing the be­reave­ment in the fam­ily, Danny says, “We had a dou­ble tragedy in the fam­ily. My two el­der brothers passed away within a week of one another. All of us in the Denzongpa fam­ily have been in a state of shock. We’ve all been vis­it­ing dif­fer­ent monas­ter­ies in re­mote places for the rit­u­al­is­tic 49 days of prayers ac­cord­ing to our Bud­dhist re­li­gion.”

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