Photos: Kangana Ranaut unveils the first poster of Manikarnika, takes holy dip in the Ganga river

Finally, the first poster of Kangana Ranaut as Rani Laxmibai from her upcoming film Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi is out

Kangana Ranaut, who was last seen in Vishal Bhardwaj directorial Rangoon is now all set for her next. Fans are eagerly waiting to watch her essay the role of Rani Laxmibai. Finally, after much wait, the makers have now unveiled the first look poster of the film. Kangana Ranaut on Thursday performed the Ganga Aarti in Varanasi and unveiled the poster of  Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi, which is slated to release in April 2018.

Dressed in a gold nauvari saree by ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and a tangerine brocade blouse, Kangana performed the aarti and took dips in the river at the “Dashaswmedha Ghat”.

While taking dip in the Ganga, Kangana was heard chanting: “Har Har Mahadev”.

The 30-year-old actress will be seen playing the role of Rani Laxmi Bai in the upcoming film, directed by Krish.

She says she feels blessed to start the movie with the blessing of Lord Shiva.

“After coming on board to this project I’m feeling like I’ve achieved something very big in this movie…,” Kangana said.

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Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa, who have composed music for the film were also present at the venue and even performed a power packed number along with singer Richa Singh to a poem penned by Prasoon Joshi.

Shankar said the team is a “dream team”, I hope God gives immense power to create such music for this film which could do justice to the story,” he said.

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Talking about the preparation for the role of Rani Laxmi Bai, Kangana said: “The prep is restricted to the material like photographs and letters. I saw a lot of things here. I will be going to Jhansi and other places for research.”


(Courtesy- Varinder Chawla)

(Courtesy- Varinder Chawla)



 Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut (Courtesy- Varinder Chawla)


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