Kangana Ranaut has been shooting for her upcoming film Manikarnika from the past few months and after covering different parts of Rajasthan, the team has reached Bikaner. From the sets of the film, some new pictures have come out in which Kangana is looking regal and gorgeous as Rani Laxmi Bai and people are comparing her looks with Deepika Padukone’s Padmaavat. Kangana, who plays the lead in the film, can be seen clad in beautiful Sarees and heavy jewelry in the leaked pictures.
As per the reports, portions of the film were shot in the Junagarh Fort of Bikaner and the leading lady was spotted in an orange silk saree. She kept her hair tied in a neat bun and carried heavy jewelry that completed her sophisticated look. She also met the Maharani of Bikaner, Padma Kumari, in the fort and the two ladies got along well while exchanging a small talk.
In the second set of pictures, the actress was seen flaunting a wine red Maharashtrian style Saree and a set of roses neatly tucked in her hair. Kangana Ranaut also sported the ethnic and heavy jewelry and looked like a real queen from every angle.
Earlier, the film seemed to have landed in trouble because of the allegations by Brahmin Mahasabha, a fringe group that blamed the makers for including an affair between Rani Laxmi Bai and a foreigner in the film. However, when the makers of the film cleared the air stating that no such distortion has been made in the story and then the protests were withdrawn.
The film was previously scheduled to be released in April but since the shooting is still going on, the release date has been pushed to August. As per the speculations, the film could either clash with Akshay Kumar’s Gold on Independence Day or it could hit the theatres on August 3 creating a clash with Arjun and Parineeti starrer Sandeep Aur Pinky Farrar.