Kangana Ranaut starring ‘Manikarnika’, which is a biography on the life of the great Rani Lakshmi Bai and her war against the British East India Company during the Indian rebellion of 1857, was earlier slated to release on April 27. However, the makers have now postponed the release date to August 15, which is on Independence Day and an auspicious day for the movie to get released.
The film, directed by Krish, as a result, will a clash with Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’, directed by Reema Kagti, which is also a patriotic film. Thus, on the occasion of Independence day, we’ve got two patriotic films at the box office.
On its previous release date, at the beginning of the year, it was expected to clash with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s ‘2.0’ and Nikhil Advani’s ‘Bazaar‘, starring Saif Ali Khan. While on the new date, the film will clank against Akshay’s film that revolves around one of India’s glorious moments at the Olympics.
As per a source close to Manikarnika, the date got pushed as the shooting completed more than the expected time. Kangana got injured while shooting an action scene for the movie and was rushed to the hospital. She returned to Mumbai on the same day and was on bed rest for 2-3 weeks which impacted the shooting schedule of the movie. Although the VFX work on the project commenced in December, it would not have met its release deadline.