Kangana clarifies no one has pressurised us to change 'Manikarnika' release

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who is gearing up for the release of ‘Maniakarnika -- The Queen of Jhansi’ on the Republic Day weekend, has said no one has requested or pressurized the makers of her film to advance or delay the release of the film, which is clashing with late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's biographical film "Thackeray" at the box office.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who is gearing up for the release of ‘Maniakarnika -- The Queen of Jhansi’ on the Republic Day weekend, has said no one has requested or pressurized the makers of her film to advance or delay the release of the film, which is clashing with late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's biographical film "Thackeray" at the box office.
 
Kangana was interacting with the media at the music launch of "Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi", along with film's music composer Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi and other cast and crew members of the film.
 
Earlier, "Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi", "Why Cheat India" and "Thackeray" were scheduled to release on the Republic Day weekend, but the makers of "Why Cheat India" advanced their release to January 18 when makers of "Thackeray" requested them to do so.
 
Asked if "Manikarnika" makers faced any pressure from the "Thackeray" team to change the release date of her film, Kangana said: "We haven't been approached by anyone who has requested or forced us either to prepone or postpone release of our film.
 
"We haven't been pressurised by anyone, so we are very happy that we have got a sort of a big window to release our film on Republic Day weekend. I think two films can easily come on the same day and so far, nobody has pressurised us. It will be completely wrong to say that we have been approached or pressurised to do something that we didn't want to do."
 
Kangana plays the central character of Rani Laxmibai in the film. She has also directed a few portions of the film.
 
"Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi" will hit screens on January 25, while "Thackeray" will hit the screens on January 23, Bal Thackeray's 93rd birth anniversary.