Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika: The queen of Jhansi, which has been in a controversy because of the feud between co-directors Krish and Kangana, is running at a great pace at the Box Office. Amid the success of her film, the actress has slammed Sonu Sood, who walked out of the project midway.

Sonu’s exit from the film had made a lot of headlines. Back then, Kangana claimed that the Dabbang actor “vehemently denied to work under a woman director”.

However, Sonu rubbished the claims and clarified that he walked out due to the clash of schedules with his other projects.

Recently, the 45-year-old actor talked about Manikarnika and called it “very special”.

“Not being a part of Manikarnika… will always bother me. I will always miss that whole experience of shooting for the film because the film was very special to me,” he said.

In response to his statement, Kangana Ranaut told The Indian Express: “Sonu Sood is not allowed to talk about the project. He should not be speaking about the film as his contract was terminated. He doesn’t hold any sort of participation in the film. Why is he maligning the film? So, these people have deep rooted agendas. The worst is that they are claiming to be a part of the film. It is shocking how people can exploit the situation. However, it is a time to celebrate for us as the film has crossed Rs 100 crore worldwide.”

Meanwhile, Manikarnika has minted Rs 72.31 crore as it enters the second week of its release.

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is a film that captures the life story of Rani Laxmibai. Directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and Kangana Ranaut, the film also stars Danny Denzongpa, Zeeshan Ayyub, Ankita Lokhande, Atul Kulkarni, Suresh Oberoi, and Jisshu Sengupta in pivotal roles.

Produced by Zee Studios, in association with Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti, the film released on 25 January.