Kangana doesn't only play the titular character in the film, but the actor has also directed the film along with Krish. "It's an honour to be able to pay a tribute to her through our upcoming film Manikarnika". If the jump in collection is any indicator, then Ranaut's movie on the life of Rani Laxmibai could emerge as the next hit after Vicky Kaushal's Uri: The Surgical Strike. The business of the film is expected to grow in the coming days considering the terrific word of mouth. However, the movie made Rs 18.10 crore on Day 2, taking the total collection to Rs 26.85 crore. "Adarsh reported on Sunday, "#Manikarnika crosses $ 1 mn from global markets. Now that the weekdays have kick-started for the film, it would be interesting to see whether it would manage to come close to the Rs. 70 crore first week total of Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
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Tanu Weds Manu Returns has given a lot of reasons to Kangana to be happy about. This is Ankita's debut in the Hindi film industry. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is a biopic on the legendary freedom fighter Rani Laxmibai and how she fought like a true warrior against the British Raj until her last breath. Earlier, the original director of the film, Krish, in an interview had revealed that Kangana wanted everything to herself and took over the reins.
Kangana Ranaut should soon plan a Manikarnika success bash. The film had created enough hype due to its numerous controversies and delays. The actress worked hard for acing her part with rigorous horse riding and sword fighting training.