Kangna on ‘Manikarnika’: “Krish should speak to producers instead of attacking me”


The row between Kangna Ranaut and director Krish over the release of ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ continues to rumble.

Ranaut, who took over as director of the period drama, after Krish’s unceremonious exit, hit back at reports of bitter words from Krish and her co-stars.

She was cited in The Asian Age saying, “Krrish has got his credit and it would be wrong to say that he wasn’t given credit. He should speak to the producers instead of attacking me. Let him prove himself. Now the film has been made and fortunately or unfortunately, I have directed it. I have taken all the final decisions, so I just want to make one thing clear. This film is out in theatres and you can’t do anything about it.”

Mishti who played Kashibai, also expressed unhappiness at the way her role was edited down to just a few minutes. Responding to this, Ranaut said, “Whoever is saying that their role was chopped, I want to tell them that the position I have earned in my life as an actor and as a three-time national award winning actor, is with my handwork. My father didn’t give this to me so you also earn that position. What will you get by crying? I also started my career with five-minute roles and in many films, my roles were chopped and I was dropped at the last minute from many films. But if this is my power, I have deserved and earned it. Whoever is struggling in life should take inspiration from me. There is no point in feeling jealous or attacking me.”

Taking a final swipe at Krish, she said, “Don’t sit and cry. Make a position for yourself. Today, if I am a filmmaker, it is due to my credibility. I will direct one more film and that will be better than Manikarnika. My only suggestion for Krrish is make a film with all these people. Take Sonu Sood as the villain and make Apurva Asrani write the story. Make such a film that I will be bound to shut my trap.”

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