Kangana Takes a Dip In Ganga, Launches Her New Film ‘Manikarnika’
Kangana Ranaut takes a dip in the Ganga river in Varanasi. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
Kangana Ranaut takes a dip in the Ganga river in Varanasi. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Kangana Takes a Dip In Ganga, Launches Her New Film ‘Manikarnika’

Kangana Ranaut launched the first poster of her upcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi on the banks of the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi. The actor performed a Ganga aarti even as fans went berserk all around.

The poster focuses on the battle-lit eyes of a turbaned Kangana, who plays Rani Lakshmibai in the film. Check it out here:

A poster of <i>Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi</i>. (Photo courtesy: Zee Studios)
A poster of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. (Photo courtesy: Zee Studios)

The Rangoon actor also revealed that she is gearing up to turn to direction and her first project would be a comedy. According to a report by Hindustan Times, she said she would now perhaps only work in her own films.

Kangana Ranaut addresses the media at the launch, looking ravishing in a Sabyasachi. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/qangana/status/860295622187819009">Twitter/ @qangana</a>)
Kangana Ranaut addresses the media at the launch, looking ravishing in a Sabyasachi. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ @qangana)
I want to move on to the next phase, which means that I will focus on my career as a filmmaker. And if I act, I will act in my film so... after Manikarnika, I’m directing my film.
Kangana Ranaut, Actor

In an interview to Times of India, she also said, “I am 30 now and I don’t see myself working with another director after this. I will focus on being a filmmaker.”

The actor does Ganga puja. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/qangana/status/860295631478206464">Twitter/ @qangana</a>)
The actor does Ganga puja. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ @qangana)

Kangana also spoke about her empathy with Rani Lakshmibai, on whose life Manikarnika is based.

She had a great sense of right and wrong, fair and unfair, just and unjust. That’s a quality I identify with her... You cannot live without your pride as a woman.

Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi has been penned by Prasoon Joshi and veteran writer V Vijendra Prasad, who has also written Baahubali, Baahubali 2 and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Directed by Krish, the film will release in April next year.

(Source: Hindustan Times, Times of India)

(The Quint is now on WhatsApp. To receive handpicked stories on topics you care about, subscribe to our WhatsApp services. Just go to TheQuint.com/WhatsApp and hit the Subscribe button.)