After Padmaavat, it is the turn of Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika. The Queen of Jhansi to land in unwanted controversies. Several members of the Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha (SBM) alleged that Manikarnika is distorting history. The SBM’s President held a press conference in Jaipur, Rajasthan, and claimed that there are scenes in Manikarnika portraying a love affair between Rani Laxmi Bai and a British man. “The film is based on a foreigner’s book and tries to dampen the queen’s reputation,” the SBM said.
The Mahasabha’s state president, Suresh Mishra, asked the Rajasthan government on Monday to immediately stop the shooting of the film to ensure historical facts were not distorted in the epic biographical film about Rani Laxmibai.
At a press conference, the outfit said if the state government didn’t react to their demand within three days, they would escalate their agitation. “We will meet Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh and Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria seeking their intervention,” Mishra added.