The controversy over the films doesn’t gets end. It’s not been long when many Rajput Karni Sena members protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. The film was accused of distorting the historical facts by the protesting groups.
Well, now the fringe group of Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena issued a letter to the makers of Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi.
Karni Sena protest against Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika
According to Reports, Karni Sena, has a problem witn Rani Laxmibai’s relationship with a British Officer in the film. Not just that, they also claimed that there is a scene in the film where the Queen dances to a special number and that is against their tradition.
Sukhdev Singh Shekhavat, National Head of the Karni Sena told Mid-Day, “Time and again, we have seen that filmmakers try to take liberties by showing certain scenes [with the purpose of] adding titillation. We won’t tolerate such nonsense.” When they were asked about why they waited till the last minute, he said, “We had raised concerns in February last year. Despite the Supreme Court judgement, we didn’t allow Padmaavat to release in many states. Manikarnika will face the same consequence. We have requested the producers to show us the film before its release. If they release it [without showing it to us], we will damage property [theatres, here] and won’t be liable for it.”
He further added, “It doesn’t matter if the CBFC has cleared the film. They should have a historian on the board to check the facts.”
Manikarnika is based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut, the film is slated to release on January 25, 2019.