New Delhi: Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will next be playing the role of Rani Laxmibai in historical drama titled Manikarnika, released the poster of the film in Varanasi on Thursday. Kangana arrived in Varanasi's Dashashwamedh Ghat and took a dip in the Ganga ahead of unveiling the poster on Thursday. Later, she also participated in the Ganga aarti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat along with the team of her new film. Kangana revealed that she wanted her journey for Manikarnika to begin with the blessings of Lord Shiva, reported IANS. "After coming on board to this project I'm feeling like I've achieved something very big in this movie," Kangana told IANS.
- Kangana performed aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat on Thursday
- Kangana released the poster of Manikarnika in Varanasi
- Kangana was accompanied by composer trio Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy
Kangana was resplendent in a pale pink Sabyasachi sari and cut-stone jewellery at the poster launch event. More pictures from Kangana Ranaut's visit to Varanasi have been shared on social media.
Earlier, the Rangoon actress also paid a visit to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi:
The 30-year-old actress also shared an update on the progress report of Manikarnika, about which very little is known. "The prep is restricted to the material like photographs and letters. I saw a lot of things here. I will be going to Jhansi and other places for research," Kangana told IANS. K V Vijayendra Prasad, the celebrated screenwriter who has worked for films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and is currently working on the script of Kangana's film.
Menawhile, here's the new poster of Manikarnika:
Kangana Ranaut was accompanied at the poster launch event by composer trio - Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa - who will work on the music of the film. The trio delivered a blockbuster performance along with Richa Singh at the event.
The biopic of Rani Laxmibai was earlier supposed to be directed by Ketan Mehta but the film will reportedly have a new director now. Kangana Ranaut has trained extensively in horse-riding and sword-fighting for Manikarnika and will undergo physical transformation for playing the protagonist.
Kangana Ranaut was last seen as a feisty actress in war drama Rangoon.