Brahmin outfit withdraws protest against Kangana's 'Manikarnika'

Brahmin outfit withdraws protest against Kangana's 'Manikarnika'

Brahmin outfit withdraws protest against Kangana's 'Manikarnika'

A Brahmin outfit that raised objections to Kangana Ranaut's historical drama 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', called off its protest on Sunday a day after film's producer gave a written assurance that there is no distortion of history in the movie.

 

President of Brahim outfit, Sarv Brahmin Mahashaba (SBM), Suresh Mishra said, "Kamal Jain, producer of the film, met and assured us that the film had no such storyline. After they gave us a written assurance to this effect, we have decided to withdraw our protest". Producer Kamal Jain has also assured that film was not based on Jaishree Misra's book 'Rani', as speculated by the Mahasabha and others.
 

Since February 6,  the outfit from Rajasthan had raised objection over the film, alleging it features a romantic scene between Rani Laxmibai and a British East India company agent. The objections against the film come close on the heels of a similar controversy involving Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat", which faced protests by Rajput groups.
 

Two days ago Kangana, who was in the city to shoot for the film, said the crew is hurt by such allegations. She had also dismissed rumours saying those spreading such stories are actually defaming the queen.
 
 

The Mahasabha's president had also met Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, on Thursday demanding that the filmmaker be directed to give an affidavit that there is no such scene in the film.
 

Manikarnika, a biopic which features Kangana Ranaut as Rani Laxmibai is slated to release on August 3.
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