I’ll Direct ‘Manikarnika Returns’ Unless I Find Someone Better: Kangana Ranaut

Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut said she will direct ‘Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda’ unless she finds “someone better” to do it. Kangana earlier took over as the director of ‘Manikarnika: after claiming that the original director, Krish, abandoned the project.

Citing Manikarnika’s box office collection, Kangana said that she has given a 100 crore film as a director. However, she also said that she is ‘happy’ to be a part of Manikarnika Returns as just an actor.

Speaking to The Times of India, Kangana said, I have given a film of ₹ 100 crores with Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi as a director. Therefore, I will try to keep myself as a director, until I get someone better than me for this job.”

“Obviously, I would be happier to work as an actor just because I have a lot of responsibilities in terms of other projects that Manikarnika Productions is going to announce. There is a lot of pressure but I believe I can do a lot. So, I am looking for someone to direct, but if not, I am there, I certainly will,” she said.

Kangana hangs out with Manikarnika’s original director, Krish, who accuses her of kidnapping her project. Meanwhile, she claimed that she stepped in after quitting the film. She also alleged that his product was inferior and re-shot most of it. Both were credited with the director.

Manikarnika celebrated two years of its release on Monday. “The movie which broke my bones, 20 stitches n two fractures also broke many records. Highest weekend, Highest single day collection, Third highest grosser in the long list of blockbuster woman-centric films and also most successful Indian film in Japan. #2YearsofManikarnika,” she wrote on Twitter.

She also shared pictures of her injuries – one of her in a wheelchair with a cast on her foot and the other of the gash on her forehead caused by a mishap during a sword fight practice.

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