Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel recently took to Twitter sharing screenshots of Kangana’s chat with the director Raja Krishna Jagarlamudi wherein she’s asking him to have a look at the film before making assumptions about it.
She wrote, “Here is the proof Kangana clearly asked u to come & see the film on 6th December, would u please explain this.”
— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) January 30, 2019
Krish had finished directing the film earlier last year and had then moved on to working on his other film, the NTR biopic. Kangana took over the director’s seat and claims that she re-shot as much as 70% of the film on her own. Both Kangana and Krish were then credited as co-directors of the film. Krish disagreed with her getting the primary director’s credit and said she had only a minor part in making the film.
Actress Mishti Chakravarty also added her own version to the ongoing Manikarnika debate in a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama.
Mishti corroborated Krish’s claim that Kangana made extensive changes in the film and said: “I would go with Krish’s version. Kangana modified the movie in the edit.” Mishti’s words about Kangana chopping off other actors’ sequences to “glorify” her own scenes are just a reiteration of what Krish had told news agency IANS earlier.
“To glorify yourself, you don’t need to put others down. If you are great, you will stand out in the crowd. If you don’t have the confidence, you will want it all for yourself,” Mishti Chakravarty told Bollywood Hungama while only recently, Krish told IANS: “This film was not made to glorify Kangana Ranaut. It was meant to extol our great freedom fighters.”
Mishti claimed that when Kangana took over as the director, she promised to assign substantial screen space for the supporting characters for proper introduction but the end result was quite different. “I want dates because all characters look jumbled up. I want to introduce them properly. I have taken nice close ups… I trying my best to give everybody a prominent space on screen,” this was Kangana’s statement as told by Mishti, who added: “After watching the movie, there is no scope for other characters. So there was no need to make fake promises.” Mishti also apparently joined the cast of the film because the producer told her the role would prove her with “fantastic scope of acting which is at par with the leading lady of the film.”
Manikarnika has made Rs 52 crore so far. The film saw a good opening weekend with a collection of Rs 40 crore.
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