President Kovind Watches Manikarnika: Kangana Ranaut felicitated with her team
President Ram Nath Kovind watched Kangana Ranaut’s forthcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi at a special screening organised at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday, where the cast of the film was also felicitated. Pictures from the films’ screening were shared by the President’s official Twitter account on Friday.
Kangana — looking regal in an ivory silk sari — attended the screening along with the CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi, who has also written Manikarnika. Kangana plays the titular role of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi in the film and has also co-directed it along with Krish.
A day before the film’s screening, a statement was issued by an official from the production house Zee Studios. “We are extremely honoured, glad and proud that the President will be watching this film before its theatrical release,” read the statement.
Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi showcases the journey of Rani Laxmi Bai. The film marks the Bollywood debut of TV actress Ankita Lokhande and it also stars Atul Kulkarni, Mishti and Danny Denzongpa in pivotal roles.
The film was recently in news due to Karni Sena protested against the film as they have objections to certain scenes of the film. However, the organisation has now said that it is not opposing the film.