Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will be seen playing the role of Rani Laxmibai in upcoming film Manikarnika, says she won’t bow down to Shri Rajput Karni Sena. The actress says she will “destroy them” if they don’t stop harassing her.
According to reports, the Karni Sena has threatened protests if the film is not screened for the outfit before its released in the theatres. They alleged that the historical drama “alludes to Rani Laxmibai’s relationship with a British officer”.
“Four historians have certified ‘Manikarnika…’. We have got censor certificate as well. Karni Sena has been conveyed this but they are continuing to harass me,” Kangana said in a statement.
“If they don’t stop then they should know I am also a Rajput and I will destroy each one of them,” she added.
Earlier, the Karni Sena led a long protest against Padmaavat which released in 2017. They claimed that the film showed Queen Padmaavati dancing to a song, which was against tradition.
Manikarnika also features Ankita Lokhande, Atul Kulkarni, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Danny Denzongpa, Suresh Oberoi and Jisshu Sengupta in pivotal roles.
The film will be screened for President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on Friday.
Produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti, the movie will release on January 25.