‘Manikarnika’ image leaked: Kangana Ranaut nails as Rani Laxmi Bai

After unveiling the royal Rajput princess look of Deepika Padukone, now Kangana Ranaut’s warrior princess look was revealed. Kangana nails as Rani Laxmi Bai  and the on-location pictures are the proof.  With decorated turban on head and sword hanging, the ‘Queen’ actress looks every inch a warrior.

For the first time in her career, Kangana Ranaut will be seen in a mythological character. Talking about her character and how she recently got hurt on the sets during a sword-fighting scene, Kangana had told a daily, “But when you talk about Laxmibai, she was the general of an army. She was an extraordinary woman. How many battles she fought in the prime of her youth! She was like a ‘killing machine’. So it would be a shame to try to get into character superficially through clothes, make-up, hair styles and jewellery. And if you give blood to play such a woman, it’s worth it. To be honest, I’m only happy. You can’t hope to immortalise the greatest warrior of all times without having a battle scar on your face. So it’s justified.”

The picture was clicked on the location. Thousands of people accumulated at the shooting spot.

Writer-director Vijayendra, who penned some blockbuster films like ‘Baahubali’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is also the scriptwriter of ‘Manikarnika’.

'Manikarnika' also features television actor Ankita Lokhande, who enacts the role of Jhalkari Bai, a woman soldier in Rani Laxmi Bai’s army who fought as her body double against the British. Ankita will be seen opposite Bajirao Mastani actor Vaibhav Tatwawaad. It will hit the theatres on April 27, 2018.