The trailer of the period film 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' has caught the attention of one and all, people cannot stop raving about it. The film stars Kangana Ranaut in the titular role and is co-directed by Krish and Kangana.
Kangana is one of the few actresses in Bollywood that have carried the weight of an entire movie on her shoulders and emerged victoriously. Talking about her experience as a director, Kangana said, "I always wanted to direct films. These days, you generally hear of directors wanting to be actors and not the other way around. Even those actors who direct don't really do it full-time. They feel that they have got a certain amount of acclaim and popularity as actors, so why should they give that up and only direct films. It may sound strange, but I have never really identified with being an actress. It's not my calling, direction is."
"It's actually surprising even to me how comfortable I feel being a director on set, even when I am sweating buckets and am surrounded by 500 people and everyone's screaming at the same time! There's something about directing a film that's so gratifying, even though it's a worker's life. An actor is just one part of the whole orchestra of filmmaking and it kind of makes me feel inadequate, that I am not doing enough as a creative person," she elaborated.
Her performance in movies such as Fashion, Queen and Tanu Weds Manu franchise has won her many accolades. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, produced by Zee Studios and Kamal Jain will be releasing on January 25, next year.