The makers of 'Manikarnika- The Queen Of Jhansi' just chose the perfect day to release the first poster of their much-anticipated film. The poster was shared by filmmaker Krish Jagarlamudi and trade analyst Taran Adarsh on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day to add to the patriotic mood. It shows Kangana as a fierce warrior queen, Rani Laxmi Bai. The poster appears to be a still from a battlefield. Kangana, as Rani Laxmi Bai, rides a horse and her baby is tied at her back. Kangana Ranaut looks every bit regal in the first poster of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. The film is based on the story of Rani Laxmi Bai's battle with the British East India Company, which made her one of the first freedom fighters of India. Manikarnika also stars Atul Kulkarni as Tatya Tope and Sonu Sood as Sadashiv. The film marks the Bollywood debut of TV actress Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkarbai. On playing Rani Laxmi Bai, Kangana said in a statement,
"It's an iconic role. I trained a lot in sword fights and horse riding. In fact, after riding the horse for two days straight I got a fever. I can only imagine the strength and nerves of steel that Laxmi Bai had... I am nowhere close to her greatness. I have only tried my best to portray her tales of bravery,"The film is slated for release on January 25, 2019.