Making a historical project like ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ is a huge task. Having put so much effort in, it would seem everyone was involved in the film would feel extremely passionate about it, however, there’s one actress who seems rather disappointed with the way her role was portrayed.
Essaying the role of Kashibai, Mishti Chakroborty recently spoke to the media about the result of her role in the final cut. “I am hugely disappointed with the way my character has shaped up. When you sign a film there are basic promises that are made to you by the filmmakers. We always knew that the film’s director is Krish and he is a superbly talented director. I adore him and I always wanted to work with him. He had sent me pictures for casting reference of Kashibai and I immediately said yes to him. But when I saw the film I was disappointed,” CineBlitz reports the actress stating.
Ranaut also had her hand on the directing side, and it seems Chakroborty also enjoyed being directed by her. “What Krish did with most of the characters including me is not there in the film. But then I am happy that Kangna ne finally jitna bhi direction kiya hai, she has made it look beautiful. She has done absolute justice to her own character and to the film,” she explained.
Chakroborty went on to add, “She has done justice to Rani Laxmibai. I am happy if I were to see it from a bigger perspective, but on a selfish perspective, as an artiste I think my character has turned into a caricature.”
Rather well known for her acting in the South, Chakroborty has had many offers from Bollywood coming her way. However, still wanting to keep her foot in South cinema, she has been rather careful with the projects she chooses. “I am being very cautious. I have a lot of offers in Bengali and they are mostly for commercial films. I want to do something in Bengali that is very substantial. Srijit Mukherji, Kamleshwar Da some good work with them. I am also doing films down south why do I need to do this kind of work here?” the actress expressed.
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