Veteran actresses Waheeda Rehman and Asha Parekh watched Kangana Ranaut's latest film Manikarnika: The Queen Jhansi and showered heaps of praises on the actress for her extraordinary performance. The period drama is doing a decent business at the box-office with a collection of Rs 52.40 crore till now. Manikarnika based on Rani Lakshmi Bai recounts the famous rebellion of 1857 and the warrior queen's contribution in it. Freedom fighter Rani Lakshmi Bai, who is an epitome of bravery fought against the East India Company and refused to surrender to their laws. In the film, Kangana plays the titular role of the queen of Jhansi.
Showering praises on Kangana Ranaut Waheeda Rehman in an interview with PinkVilla said, "I was very keen on watching this movie, I had also called her. The first thing is she has directed the film and done it well, the acting is also great, and she looks extremely pretty in the film. I am so happy and proud of her that she has made this film and given a great performance."
Asha Parekh added her two cents and praised Kangana and her hard work. She said, "I really liked it, she has done a great job and worked really hard. I hope the picture runs for a very long time, and she looks very pretty with great work put into the film. She indeed looks like the Rani of Jhansi in the film."
Earlier, South Indian actress Samantha Akkineni's was all praises for Kangana's performance in Manikarnika. The Mahanati actress took to social media to shower praises on her 'favourite hero'. It seems Samantha is smitten by Kangana's performance. Sharing a still from the film, Samantha wrote, ''Manikarnika Queen of Jhansi Kangana Ranaut the friekin queen of our hearts.. my favourite hero".
''The screenplay was too simple and written on the grounds of other Bollywood historical films which we have already watched. A little patchy at some places. Manikarnika's screenplay has nothing new to offer and seems like joining different sequences in the two-and-half-hour movie. Prasoon Joshi has inked the dialogues of periodic drama Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. There are many dialogues in the film that are little dramatised, however, we should give it to him for not being too overbearing and stoking the right passion for this kind of a film,'' wrote India TV critic.
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