Watch - Kangana Ranaut hones her sword-fighting skills for Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

FP Staff

October 12, 2017 10:37:04 IST

Kangana Ranaut has dived into the preparatory phase for her upcoming historical drama Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

Firstpost had earlier reported that she had begun her sword-fighting lessons with famed Hollywood action director Nick Powell. A video of the actress honing her sword-fighting skills has emerged and it shows her totally engrossed in the act.


Manikarnika is a biopic based on Rani Lakshmibai, the prime figure in the revolt of 1857. Rani Lakshmibai is remembered for her unmatched valour and dedication towards the nation. Since the film chronicles such a monumental nationalist movement, there will be combat scenes aplenty.

The difficult action sequences are bound to exhaust anyone which is why Ranaut is building her strength, steadily. "I am sure I will be able to go on for three-four hours soon. Nick admits that for a woman to convincingly bash up people is challenging but speed always beats strength, that’s the only rule that applies to warfare and the only way to make a woman look powerful convincingly," she had said in an earlier report.

Updated Date: Oct 12, 2017 11:00 AM