In a bid to provide enough breathing space to Kangana Ranaut’s ambitious film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, the makers of the actress’ another offering Mental Hai Kya have decided to delay their movie by almost a month.
Earlier, Mental Hai Kya was scheduled to hit screens on 22nd February, but now it will be rolling into cinemas on 29th March, 2019. The decision has been taken to make way for highly anticipated Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, which hits the silver screen on the Republic Day weekend.
“Until recently, it wasn’t clear if Manikarnika would hit silver screens on time, because of pending reshoot and VFX work. But the makers of the film have now said that it will come out on the Republic Day weekend,” a source reveals, adding, “Manikarnika is expected to run for at least a few weeks, and if it stays in theatres for over four weeks, it will eat into the collections of Kangana’s next film. That’s why Ekta Kapoor and Shailesh R. Singh have decided to postpone the release of Mental Hai Kya to March 29.”
Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi is a biopic on fearless freedom fighter, Rani Laxmibai. Kangana has worked really hard on the project. Recently, a teaser of the movie was unveiled on social media which received an unprecedented response from the audience, boosting the confidence of the makers.
Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi arrives in theatres on 25th January. It will clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30.