Laxmibai, the Rani of Jhansi when born was named as Manikarnika. She was born in Varanasi into a Marathi Brahmin family, Manikarnika is one of the Ghats in Varanasi and is said to be oldest Ghats. Manikarnika was married to the Maharaja of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar and was afterwards called Laxmibai. After her marriage she was the Queen of the Maratha-ruled Jhansi State, which is in the north-central part of India. There are many novels and even films and TV serial based on the life of Laxmibai. One of our famous Hindi poets Subhadra Kumari Chauhan wrote a poem on Laxmibai which turned to be the most famous composition in the Hindi poems “Jhansi ki Rani”, which describes the life of Rani Laxmibai.
Amongst the books based on the life of Laxmibai Manikarnika is a biopic and is written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, who is the father of filmmaker SS Rajamouli and he has also written the superhit films like Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Kangana Ranaut known for her bold and carefree nature will be seen playing the role of the Great Leader Rani Laxmibai on screen. Kangana, has already started preparing for her project, and is undergoing intense training session for her character. Recently, a video was posted by the filmmaker in which Kangana is seen learning horse riding.
Kangana Ranaut is one of the finest actors who do every possible thing to give justice to the character. Though she has been in many controversies from some period but it looks like no controversy can ever bring her down. Anything around her does not stop her from doing the efforts and hard work for her work; she carries the talent of dusting them off soon. Manikarnika has been in the news for a long time now finally it has started taking the shape and is expected to start the shooting soon. As Rani Laxmibai had a special bond with her horse ‘Badal’, film is likely to cover a big part in which Kangana will be on horse therefore without fail she has already started the training.
With the post of this video on social media the interest for the film has arouse a lot. It will be really amazing to watch the Queen of Bollywood playing the role of a Legend Queen on screen.