According to reports, the Maharashtra wing of the Karni Sena protested against the film on Thursday alleging that the period drama "alludes to Rani Laxmibai's relationship with a British officer". Despite obtaining a certificate from the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC), the Karni Sena has asked the actress to show him the film.
Not just that, they also claimed that there is a scene in the film where the Queen dances to a special number and that is against their tradition. We have requested the producers to show us the film before its release. Warning the filmmakers of dire consequences, Sukhdev Singh Shekhavat, National Head of Karni Sena has stated that despite a ruling by the Supreme Court, the group had not allowed Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmaavat to release in many states. Manikarnika will face the same outcome. Like any other historical, Manikarnika too has apparently hurt the sentiments of few individuals and they, Karni Sena, are reportedly getting to harass the actress who is the complete creative authority over the film.More news: Americans Killed in Syria Attack Identified
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"I am also a Rajput and I will destroy each one of them", Kangana Ranaut said.
The movie will be released on January 25. Joshi has penned the dialogues and lyrics of the songs in the film and was even present at the launch of the song "Bharat" earlier this week and even went on to say that the message in the movie is "Desh Prem Jatao" (Express Love for your motherland).