This Article is From Jan 29, 2019

Kangana Ranaut Elevated Manikarnika As Director, Says Film's Writer Prasoon Joshi After Krish's Viral Interview

Manikarnika row: Krish alleged 70 per cent of the film's final version was shot by him while Rangoli Chandel says it's Kangana's work

Kangana Ranaut Elevated Manikarnika As Director, Says Film's Writer Prasoon Joshi After Krish's Viral Interview

Kangana Ranaut in and as Manikarnika. (Image courtesy: YouTube)


  • Prasoon Joshi is credited with writing the film's dialogues and lyrics
  • It's been a tough journey: Prasoon Joshi
  • Krish co-directed the film with Kangana Ranaut
New Delhi:

After Krish cried foul over Kangana Ranaut taking credits as the primary director of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, Prasoon Joshi (the film's writer) defended her saying that she has "elevated the film to another level through her direction" and that no controversy should take that away from her. On Twitter, Prasoon Joshi wrote: "Kangana Ranaut hasn't only given an outstanding performance she's also elevated the film to another level through her direction and commitment. Let not any controversy take that away from her. It's been a tough journey and I am all for celebrating everyone's contribution. Here's to team Manikarnika." Prasoon Joshi, who heads the Central Board of Film Certification, is also credited with writing the lyrics of the songs in Manikarnika.



After Manikarnika opened in cinemas on Friday, Krish alleged in several interviews that most of his work has been retained in the final version. "I saw the film. I'd say more than 70 per cent is mine. I remained quiet until the release. I had to remain quiet for the sake of the film and for the entire team which worked so hard on the film. Many people advised me to talk after the film was taken away from me," he told news agency IANS.

Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel on Monday tweeted that contrary to Krish's allegations, Kangana shot 70 per cent of the film with a team, which doesn't even know about Krish's contribution. She added: "If Krish can prove otherwise she (Kangana Ranaut) will apologise and take her name back."

Here's what Rangoli Chandel tweeted:





When Manikarnika was still in work-in-progress stage, Krish has left the project to begin filming the NTR biopic. At that time, it was reported that Kangana Ranaut will complete patch work and redo a few scenes.

Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi is a biopic on Rani Laxmi Bai, who is counted among the first Indian freedom fighters. She led Jhansi's army in the Indian Mutiny of 1857 against the East India Company.

The film also stars Ankita Lokhande, Jisshu Sengupta, Atul Kulkarni and Zeeshan Ayyub. Manikarnika is currently winning the box office game with close to Rs 50 crore in its pocket in four days.

(With inputs from IANS)