Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Sep 2018 13:04:57


ACTOR Sonu Sood has walked out of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi owing to his professional commitment towards Simmba. But Kangana Ranaut, the leading lady of the film, has claimed that he left it as he “refused to work under a woman director”.

With Krish being busy with his other film, Kangana has stepped in to direct the patchwork of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which tells the story of Rani Laxmibai. Sonu, who plays a grey character in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba, has grown a beard as part of his looks and is busy shooting the film. But the actor was supposed to have been clean shaven like a warrior in Manikarnika... It was reported that the makers of Manikarnika...will tweak the script of the historical biopic because of his new looks for the film Simmba. But the plan didn’t work. “He refused to meet me... He refused to work under a woman director.

Even though the team suggested that they have full faith in me, it seems, Sonu had neither dates nor faith,” Kangana said. The actress also said that Sonu decided to incorporate a few ‘kushti’ scenes which were never there in the script. Meanwhile, Sonu Sood has slammed Kangana for playing the “woman card” and making his exit from Manikarnika an issue about “male chauvinism”.

According to a source close to Sonu, a major reason behind Sonu’s exit is Kangana’s unprofessional attitude and false claims. “Sonu has never had any problems with any one in his almost two decade-long career. Sonu has previously worked with the woman filmmaker ,Farah Khan. Also, Kangana claims that Sonu had shot the kushti scene behind her back, but surprisingly the director has to be present on the set to shoot a film and not just the actor,” added the source.