Nothing objectionable in Manikarnika, say film's makers
The makers of Manikarnika, defend their film saying that it doesn't distort any historical facts.
The makers of Manikarnika, a biopic on Rani Laxmibai, said on Tuesday that their film neither distorts historical facts nor portrays anything objectionable.
The comment comes after a Brahmin outfit demanded that the makers share complete details of the film's story to rule out any tampering with facts.
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."
"The film doesn't portray anything objectionable about Rani Laxmibai and nor has the film distorted history in any way. The film showcases her in a most respectful manner and is an inspirational story. We as country should be proud to showcase the bravery, courage and heroism of Rani Laxmibai to the world," the producer added.
Manikarnika features Kangana Ranaut in the lead role. The makers have said they are open to sharing the script with "authorised persons" who have any "doubts" about the film.