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By Ritika Nath . 19th June 2018 10:00pm

Kangana Ranaut’s latest flick Manikarnika, which is going to be released between August and September, got its poster leaked online. Reportedly an official fan club of the Queen actress leaked the poster to pay tribute to the brave warrior Rani Lakshmi Bai on her 160th death anniversary with captions,

Remembering one of the bravest women that ever lived, #RaniLaxmiBai #Repost if you can’t wait to witness her epic story on screen #KanganaRanaut as #Manikarnika. #deathanniversary #tribute #martyr #Queen #warrior #history.
[caption id="attachment_39959" align="alignnone" width="824"]Manikarnika Source[/caption] The poster has a sketch of the martyr with the slogan, "Heroine of first war of Indian freedom, a symbol of patriotism and self-respect." Kangana shows her valiant look coupled with a royal head-gear. Her curly shoulder-length hairs also add to her appearance in the movie. Also, many photographs of Kangana from the shoot have been posted on Instagram to excite us even more. [caption id="attachment_39962" align="alignnone" width="654"]manikarnita Source[/caption] [caption id="attachment_39961" align="alignnone" width="747"]manikarnita Source[/caption] [caption id="attachment_39960" align="alignnone" width="729"]manikarnita Source[/caption] Manikarnika is based on the life of Rani Lakshmi Bai who fought in the independence war of 1857. Hailing from the holy city of Varanasi, she was born in a family of Maharashtrian Brahmins. Her real name was Manikarnika, which she later changed to Lakshmi Bai after getting married to Jhansi King Raja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar. The king passed away without a biological heir. So Lakshmi Bai adopted a six-year-old boy from the king’s extended family. [caption id="attachment_39963" align="alignnone" width="800"]Rani Lakshmi Bai Source[/caption] Previously the movie was going to be released in the month of April, but now it will be released between the months of August and September. Producer Kamal Jain stated that the team did not want Manikarnika to clash with other films. Doing so will heavily affect the film’s overall performance. The team is also working out to avoid a possibility of clash of the movie with Rajnikanth’s 2.0. Kamal said,
We have mounted the movie on a scale that's hard to imagine. We don't want to clash or release too close to a film that can eat into our business. While we want to release the film between August and September, we haven't zeroed in on a date yet.
Kamal also took to Twitter to remember the heroic Jhansi Ki Rani Lakshmi Bai on her death anniversary with the captions,
Our Salute to Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi who fell today to rise as one of the tallest Hero, our country has ever known..@KanganaFanClub;@prasoonjoshi_ @Shankar_Live @DirKrish @EhsaanNoorani @loy_mendonsa @anky1912 @SonuSood
https://twitter.com/KamalJain_TheKJ/status/1008600333134811136 The movie stars Kangana Ranaut playing the titular role of Manikarnika, with Ankita Lokhande, Jisshu Sengupta and Sonu Sood. It has been directed by Krish and penned down by KV Vijayendra Prasad. Shooting of the movie has come near to its end after its launch on 5 May in Varanasi last year. When Kangana was asked whether she thought the biopic will be able to create magic on screen, she said,
We launched the film in Varanasi on May 5 and we started shooting for it in June-July last year. I think when you make a film on huge scale, then it normally takes one or one and half year but I can say that this year we will be able to release the film.
Kangana Ranaut is currently shooting in London for Mental Hai Kya, with co-star Rajkumar Rao. After that, she will be working with Ashwini Iyer Tiwary for her upcoming filmin which she will be playing the role of a kabaddi player in the flick. To get the latest Pollywood and Bollywood updates, keep reading on Gabruu.com!