Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Kamal Jain who will next be releasing his forthcoming movie ‘Manikarnika’ which is a biopic on the valiant Rani Laxmibai, said that the movie does not portray anything objectionable rather the film showcases Rani Laxmibai in the most respectful manner.
Kamal Jain, the film’s producer, said in a statement: “As responsible filmmakers, we have taken utmost care while portraying Rani Laxmibai’s character and have consulted historians and scholars. Rani Laxmibai was a freedom fighter and one of the most respected leaders our country has seen.She is a symbol of valour and the film’s story depicts the same.”
“Manikarnika” features the fearless Kangana Ranaut in the lead role.
“The film doesn’t portray anything objectionable about Rani Laxmibai and nor has the film distorted the history in anyway. The film showcases Rani Laxmibai in a most respectful manner and is an inspirational story which every kid and every member of a family would love to see.”
“We as country would be proud to showcase the bravery, courage and heroism of Rani Laxmibai to the world.”
The makers have said they are open to sharing the script with “authorised persons” who have any “doubts” about the movie, which is a tribute to Rani Laxmibai.
Suresh Mishra, President, Sarva Brahman Mahasabha, wrote a letter to the makers, saying the film’s shooting will “not be allowed in Rajasthan till the complete information on the historical ground of the story is made available”.
The organization has also accused the film producer for “tampering with historical facts”, which Mishra said, will “not be tolerated and a massive protest will be staged in case their request is not paid heed too”.
The news about “Manikarnika” soon after “Padmaavat” emerged out successful following a long-stretched battle with Rajput outfit Shri Rajput Karni Sena over alleged distortion of facts — a contention that the movie’s producers had been denying since its shooting began.
“Padmaavat” was not allowed to be shot in Rajasthan after its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was assaulted in Jaipur. The film also did not release in the state.