“Krish  Has Walked Out  Of Manikarnika,”  Says An Actor

The   historical epic  Manikarnika : The Queen Of Jhansi is in  serious trouble. Apparently Kangana Ranaut’s takeover  of  the  project  as director is  not  a temporary patchwork arrangement brought on  because the  film’s official  director Krissh got busy with another project.

“He was  eased  out. Krissh was expelled. She(Kangana Ranaut) gradually took over  the  project and the producers meekly complied. She  first muscled  into the  writing, then the  direction. It came  to a  point where  Kangana was telling the actors what to do. Krissh  is no walkover. He has  directed many blockbusters in Telugu cinema and  done historical epics  like Gautamiputra Satakarni and Kanche. He was  chosen to direct Manikarnika  for his vast experience. How was he  to know that he would be so humiliated and  pushed  out of  the project?” says a source very close to the  film.’

Another  prominent filmmaker in Bollywood says he  isn’t surprised  by this nasty turn of events. “This is exactly what  Kangana had done with Hansal Mehta and Vishal Bhardwaj. During the shooting of  Rangoon she tried to muscle her way  into the writer and  director’s chair.Vishal discontinued the  shooting and gave Kangana an ultimatum to either stop interfering with his  work or allow him to shut down the film. That’s when she decided to back off.  Hansal meekly complied with all her demands and  lived to see his film become a  mess.”

Coming back the crisis on hand a prominent actor from Manikarnika sighs and says, “The irony is Krish has shot an amazing film. What he has  captured on camera is  epic.  Kangana  has no business stepping in  to  add her two-bit.  It’s  like the Taj Mahal getting an extra coat of paint.”

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