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'Composers-lyricist are my heroes': 'Queen' Kangana

Friday, January 11, 2019
By Chaitanya Padukone

Looking royally radiant, clad in a glittering gold-colour saree and ethnic jewellery, the exuberant Kangana Ranaut connected with the select gathering at the launch of the music album of her latest historical magnum opus ‘Manikarnika—The Queen of Jhansi’  which is already making trending-tsunami digital waves with its teaser-trailer.

The captivating music (especially the ‘Vijayi Bhava’ pulsating track) of the movie is scored by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and the lyrics and dialogues are written by Prasoon Joshi.

“Everyone says there is no hero in my movie. But for me, the ‘tridev’ composers and the lyricist are my off-screen ‘heroes’,” insisted Kangana. “Although I play the title-role, I really feel that I am just a small part of the spectacular film. Each of the crew has contributed in a huge way and it’s a matter of pride for me that I have also taken over as the ‘director’ of the mega-budget period movie,” smiled Ranaut.

Also making their striking presence felt at the launch event were light-eyed actress Ankita Lokhande and former beauty-queen-model-actress Unnati Davara (also a real-life flautist) who stood out, in an elegant western outfit, although she plays a traditional Indian warrior ‘Mundar’ in the movie.

Meanwhile Kangana denied speculations that there were any pressure feelers to shift the release dates as the Thackeray bio-pic was also releasing on the same day (January 25th) as that of ‘Manikarnika’. “Nobody has approached us and both films can release on the same day as both subjects are distinctly different,” shrugs Ranaut.

Curiously enough, Censor Board Chief Prasoon Joshi stated that that there would no special treatment for this action-war-drama movie since he is creatively associated with it.

“This film would go thru the regular certification-guidelines procedure just like any other film and in any case I don’t get involved in the day-to-day routines. It’s only when they need to consult me on some major issues,that I come into the picture,” clarified Prasoon.

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