Kangana Ranaut responds to Karni Sena's demands: I never apologise for things that I have not done wrong
Responding to Karni Sena's demands, Kangana Ranaut says the outfit has been reassured that Manikarnika does not show anything offensive.
Kangana Ranaut, whose forthcoming period drama Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, has courted many a controversies even before its release, said that she would not apologise to Shri Rajput Karni Sena for the statement she made earlier.
"No, I will not apologise to anyone. I never apologise for things that I have not done wrong. However, we have reassured them that the film doesn’t show anything offensive. They should support us and the film. She (Rani Lakshmibai) is India’s daughter and everyone should push that film forward," Kangana said as per Hindustan Times. She further said that Laxmibai is not her "relative" and Karni Sena should not play their "ego card" with her.
Earlier, Kangana had said said in a statement that she is a Rajput and would destroy Karni Sena if they continued to harass her, over reports that the Rajput outfit had issued a letter to the makers of the film, protesting against it for allegedly distorting history and alluding to a relationship between a British officer and Laxmibai, as well as showing Manikarnika in a dance sequence, claiming that it was against tradition.
However, soon after, Karni Sena national spokesperson Dr Himanshu denied they were involved in the protest, adding that the agitators were using the name of Karni Sena for vested interests. The Maharashtra wing of Karni Sena demanded an apology from Kangana for making the derogatory statement against their organization. According to ABP, some of the members of the fringe group have been protesting outside Kangana's Mumbai residence.
Reportedly, Karni Sena Maharashtra wing chief Ajay Singh even stated that if Kangana Ranaut continued to threaten them, they would burn the actress' film sets and not let her walk freely in Maharashtra.
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi will focus on Rani Laxmibai's fight against British colonisers for the rightful independence of her country and land. The Kangana Ranaut-fronted historical film is scheduled to hit screens on 25 January.
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