Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut will be seen representing the legendary Rani Laxmibai in her upcoming film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. In regards to the same, the actor said that all her female co-stars are essential to the biopic. Kangana Ranaut, who is a hardcore feminist, believes in women power and commented that people should stop repressing them. Kangana believes that she relates to the character of a freedom fighter because of her intrepid and rebellious nature.
Kangana, in her statement, said, “Growing up, I was considered a child hero, absolutely sensitive and obedient but when I felt I needed to break free I just took off. No one from the family was allowed to speak to me but my mother would hide and call me and softly ask what did you eat? No other questions."
"In those days, I realised love and God is the ultimate truth and both are woman. Since then I have become a firm believer of women power which can empower us. We don't need to empower them, they are powerful, and they are the very reason why humanity and human race exists. How can we empower them? We just don't need to suppress them, that's all...we need to recognise their subtle, sophisticated and superior strength and respect that. Rani Laxmibai was a firm believer of women and their power and she utilised it to the fullest." she added.
Through Manikarnika, Kangana wishes to pay a worthy tribute to Rani Laxmibai and the actor is happy that the movie is shaping up the way she envisioned. After a lot of chaos and controversies, the film is all set to hit the big screens on January 25, 2019.