The memes and trolls are going berserk over Kangana Ranaut’s faked valour as Jhansi Ki Rani in Manikarnika.
The actress who has been bragging about her dedication to playing the Queen of Jhansihas been caught by alert twitteratis riding a wooden horse in battle scenes of Manikarnika.
However in her defence, a source from the film’s original director Krish Jagarlamudi’s core team says there is nothing to ridicule in Ranaut’s duplicity.
“The biggest and most aggressive of stars in the West and in India use wooden horses in battle scenes. You can say, it is an accepted norm, a routine procedure in scenes showing the protagonist in battle . Even Ranveer Singh in Bajirao Mastani and Deepika Padukonein Padmaavat used wooden horses for the battle scenes. There is nothing absurd or laughable about it,” says the source.
An actor whose role was severely slashed in Manikarnika gives Kangana a clean chit in the war scenes. “She performed most of the stunts on her own. However as far as horse-riding is concerned , she did use a dummy horse for some of the more dangerous stunts. Isn’t that understandable? What if she fell and injured herself?”