Ranaut is also the film's lead actress.
Director Krish is on the receiving end in the on-going controversy over credits for the movie 'Manikarnika'. If however, you don't have the confidence in yourself, then you just want it all by yourself. After witnessing a massive drop on its first Monday collection, the film regained its footing and held on tightly to its top position on its fifth day.
The film marks the big screen debut of television actress Ankita Lokhande, who was seen playing Jhalkaribai, a solider who rose through the ranks in Rani Laxmibai's army to become a prominent advisor. "How convenient. That's why whole team is with her, expect for ones who were kicked out and had no worth to be in longer parts". I signed the film with Krish as director.
In a statement on Wednesday, Ranaut's media team said the screenshots refute Krish's claims. She tweeted, " Your team never worked with Kangana she had her own camera and AD team, which is credited separately in the film also...like we said you had completed the film from which only 30 percent is used ( which is not shot by you solo but shot by Nick).so they all can go bla bla". She also admitted to have taken up the role to work with Krish. Swati was to be seen as Parvati, wife of Maratha Army commander-in chief Sadhashivrao Bhau, originally to be played by Sonu and now being essayed by Zeeshan Ayyub.
Kangana had then denied having an apparent showdown with Sonu and said that the actor vehemently denied to work under a woman director.
Krish's interviews to the press are a "clear case of opportunism to claim success", the statement argued.
On January 28, Chandel and censor board chairman Prasoon Joshi spoke up in Ranaut's support. He also said that Kangana trimmed Sonu's role from 100 per cent to 60 per cent.