If everything had gone according to the schedule, Kangana Ranaut's period drama Manikarnika: Queen Of Jhansi would have released on April 27th. But now, as the film has faced innumerable delays, the makers have decided to release the film on August 15th. Rani's Jhansi's biopic will now clash with Akshay Kumar starrer Gold, which is a biopic as well on Hockey legend Dhyanchand.
According to a report in Times Of India, the film was pushed ahead because its shooting schedule got disrupted in December. Kangana got injured while filming an action scene and had to take two weeks of bed rest to completely recover. The VFX work had started in the meantime, but certain scenes were yet to be filmed.
“Apart from technical reasons, the content of the film, which revolves around the first war of Indian independence, makes it viable for an August 15 release. This also got instant thumbs-up from everyone involved in the project. Given that it’s a long weekend, both Gold and Manikarnika can sail through which is the reason the producers have chosen to bring out the film on Independence Day. Had that not been the case, then it would have been a cause of concern,” said a source close to the film.
Gold features Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy and has been directed by Reema Kagti. The film is being produced by Excel Entertainment. Manikarnika is being directed by debutant director Krish.