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The teaser of Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika will be out today on the eve of Independence Day. But before that, the makers have unveiled the first official poster of the film which has the actress in a never-seen before avatar. Manikarnika is touted to be a magnum opus and will be a fitting tribute to the heroes of our freedom struggle.
The first look poster unveiled today has Kangana as the fiery Queen Of Jhansi charging towards her enemy. Going by the looks of it, we are pretty sure Kangana is all set to enthrall us with yet another applaudworthy performance. Meanwhile, have a look at the poster here-
Speaking about releasing the poster on Independence Kamal Jain, producer of Manikarnika Queen of Jhansi said, "It is the day that we remember all the sacrifices that the brave men and women made to get our country independent. If we are today enjoying the benefits of living and breathing in a free country, it is all because of freedom fighters. Many heroes have fought for our freedom and one such hero and In fact the symbol of heroism in India is our own Manikarnika, our Rani of Jhansi Laxmibai. She inspired many at that time to begin and ignite the Indian freedom fight. We believe with this magnum opus action drama we would be able to pay fitting tribute to this hero and inspire the current generation and generations to come We Embark on the journey for presenting this larger than life tale of determination, strength and valour on this Independence day".
Kangana Ranaut who has undergone a complete transformation both physically and emotionally to essaying this epic role says, "Queen of Jhansi gave her blood in the first war of independence. It's because of her and many heroes like her that we enjoy our freedom today. Independence day is obvious choice for poster launch."
Talking about her role in the film, Kangana was earlier quoted as saying, "When I signed this film my first thought was 'How come there's no film on 'Jhansi ki Rani' yet?' I suddenly felt very fortunate that there isn't any yet. "Because if there was even one film on Rani Laxmibai irrespective of its quality or content, then nobody would have repeated it. So, I consider it a stroke of luck that I'm doing it."
Directed by Krrish, Manikarnika stars Kangana Ranaut as Rani Laxmi Bai, Jisshu as Gangadhar Rao, Atul Kulkarni as Tatya Tope, Sonu Sood as Sadashiv, Suresh Oberoi as Peshwa Bajirao II, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi as Puran Singh and Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkaribai. The film is slated to hit the big screens on 25th January, 2019.