Sonu Sood’s first look from the upcoming ‘Manikarnika’ was widely shared on social media. However, the actor has exited the film, which has been confirmed by lead actress Kangna Ranaut.
Ranaut had said that Sood walked out of the film because “he refused to work under a woman”. However, Pinkvilla report the actor’s spokesperson stating, “Sonu has always been a thorough professional and honoured all his commitments. He had informed the makers of Manikarnika about his dates and schedule, well in advance. Inconveniencing the team of his current film, to accommodate the demands of another are against his professional principles. Sonu has taken the higher road ahead and wishes the team of Manikarnika all the best”.
Ranaut had said, “Sonu and I haven’t even met since the last shot with Krish (director) last year. He is busy filming Simmba. He couldn’t even give us tentative dates to match combinations with other actors. The producers showed him the film and writers narrated the patchwork to him…he refused to meet me. He vehemently denied to work under a woman director, which is kind of amusing because Sonu is a dear friend and I have even launched the music of a film that he produced on his request, even though the team suggested that they have full faith in me, it seems, Sonu had neither dates nor faith”.
Ranaut revealed that Sood’s part will be completely re-shot.
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