Kangana Ranaut who is gearing up for the release of the ‘Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi’ says she wants to become a director and writer which are the jobs of unsung heroes.
Ranaut interacted with media on Friday at the launch of Swiss Watchmaker brand ‘Chopard’s new ‘Happy Sports Collection’ on their 25th Anniversary.
Manikarnika which is in the post-production stage has been dragged under scrutiny once again with the a group of workers approaching FWICE (Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees) for their unpaid dues.
When Kangana was asked to comment about the same, the actress turned director said, “It’s very sad and I have always opposed search practices. It is true that technicians and workers are devalued in the industry as compared to actors, who at times also get undeserved attention. So I also want to be a technician and I do feel like they are absolutely devalued. I want to venture into direction and writing. The jobs of the unsung heroes. I would also like to encourage other people to work in these fields.
Such behavior towards the labor cannot be tolerated in the industry, but in this situation as far as I am aware and have been assured that no such thing has happened. There is some disputed amount with a vendor with whom the team is negotiating.”
Ranaut also disclosed that she threatened to not promote the film and disassociate herself with the project if even if one labor has not been paid his dues.
“When I first heard about it I said to my team that I am going to disassociate myself with the film even though I have given 300 days of my life to it and make sure I don’t promote the film even if one laborer’s money is stuck. So no such thing has happened on with this film. Zee studio is a big studio and a very reputed one so there will be no complaints on our end.”
The anticipated release ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’, an epic biopic on Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi. Kangana Ranaut will be seen playing the titular role of Rani Laxmibai in the film that also stars Ankita Lokhande in a pivotal role.