Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has been in the making for a while now. The film went on floors around this time, last year and the shoot has finally come to a close. The film was earlier supposed to release in April, but clearly thy didn’t happen. Ranaut’s ambitious project involves heavy VFX work and hence the delay. The film was then slated for a September release but is now being further pushed to the Republic Day, 2019 weekend. And guess which other film is supposed to release on the same day? Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30! Now that’s going to be some clash!
A source revealed, “Manikarnika shoot is completely over barring three days of shoot that couldn’t be done because Manish Wadhwa was injured. So his portions are left. Apart from that the film’s VFX work is going on. The film of such a large scale relies heavily upon VFX. And the makers of the movie don’t want to compromise on it. So definitely, the September release date of it can’t be met. The new release date is being figured out.”
It was further said, “Since the second half of the year is clouded with many big ticket films, there is no proper window that is available for the release. Hence the team is contemplating of releasing it on the Republic Day weekend.”