“Kangana as Rani Laxmi Bai was the key reason to do the film” – Prasoon Joshi
Prasoon Joshi is undoubtedly one of the best writers that the Hindi film industry has. Prasoon has not only written the dialogues of the film but also the lyrics for the magnum opus.
Talking about his experience of working on the film he says, “Working on Manikarnika has been full of challenges and great moments,it’s a great team.The extraordinary life of Rani Laxmi Bai is something which has always inspired every indian,and was the reason for all of us to work together on this project. For me Kangana as Rani Laxmi Bani was another key reason to do the film. She has the inherent emotion and talent required to play this role.And then the enriching interactions with Vijayendra Prasad ji and great moments with producer Kamal jain. To add to that exploring musical landscapes with S-E-L is a joyride. The team has worked hard against many odds and I hope that will reflect .But I believe for any project to be truly successful and touch people’s hearts it also needs to be blessed. As a team, I hope we are.”
Writing dialogues for a historical film certainly requires a lot of research. He further adds, “The production team had done their research and were ready with material. From my perspective the idea was to make the words resonate. Will not say that authenticity to the dialect of the time was the focus, it was more about conveying the sentiment and connecting with the audience at large.”
Produced by Zee Studios and Kamal Jain, Manikarnika-The Queen of Jhansi will release worldwide on January 25, 2019.