The battle between Krish and Kangana Ranaut on who has directed more of the film seems to be getting more interesting than any of the battle scenes in the film. And the controversy refuses to settle down. While the actress/aspiring director herself is holidaying in Germany, her sister Rangoli has taken off on director Krish accusing him of trying to take mileage of the film after it’s a hit.
“I could also say the same thing about Rangoli,” shot back Krish. “Isn’t she trying to take mileage of the film? I don’t need this kind of publicity. Nor do I need an endorsement of my abilities from either Kangana or her sister. Manikarnika is my ninth film. I’ve made lavish costume dramas in the past. I will make them again. But I am curious to know who will work with Kangana Ranaut after the kind of reputation she has acquired for undermining the director and taking over a project.”
Krish says he’s done with claims on how much of the film he has shot. “Kangana’s sister decided Kangana has shot 70 percent of Manikarnika. Just how she came to that percentage I don’t know. She simply picked ‘70’ and took off from there. The entire team knows how much of the film I’ve shot. If she continues making these claims I’ll have to send her copies of my earlier films. I am not a novice to filmmaking.”
Krish compares his experience of working with Kangana and Vidya Balan. “Both are very talented Bollywood actresses. But while one brings positivity and sunshine on the sets while the other brings gloom and anxiety on the sets whenever she appears.”
Well-known Cinematographer Gnana Shekar has been accused of abandoning Manikarnika for another project. Gnana Shekar clarifies, “As far as I was concerned I completed all my work before I moved on to another commitment. Only some patchwork remained after I left. After that, what she (Kangana Ranaut) did and whom she shot with I’ve no idea.”
Actor Atul Kulkarni who had a major role in the film until it was reduced to almost nothing, adds, “Our director Krish has spoken about it. I won’t like to talk about it.”