Manikarnika: Brahmin outfits in Madhya Pradesh threaten to stop Kangana Ranaut film's release

FP Staff

February 10, 2018 10:55:37 IST

Kangna Ranaut's Manikarnika continues to run into more trouble as Brahmin groups in Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh have threatened to stop the film's release.

Hindustan Times reports that various Brahmin outfits allege that the Krish-directed movie incorrectly portrays the life of the valiant Rani Laxmibai.

Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika. Image via Facebook

Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika. Image via Facebook

To express their concerns, the Yuva Sarv Brahmin Samaj of Bundelkhand and Pujari Sangh have submitted a joint memorandum.

“Rani Laxmibai is being wrongly portrayed as a lover of a British officer which is not correct. She had led our country’s first struggle for Independence and had laid down her life for the country. We demand that filmmaker should correct these wrong things otherwise we will not let the film to screen in theatres. We will take any step for maintaining the glory of Rani Laxmibai and our Brahmin community”, Bharat Tiwari, president Yuva Sarv Brahmin Samaj, told Hindustan Times.

The makers of Manikarnika on Tuesday confirmed the movie neither distorts historical facts nor does it portray anything objectionable.

Ranaut on Thursday said there was nothing controversial in the movie, adding that the controversy is being created just for the simple reason that a few people want to get famous. "This movie is sure to instil a feeling of pride among the people," she said.

Manikarnika is scheduled to release on 3 August.

Updated Date: Feb 10, 2018 10:55 AM