Kangana Ranaut On Manikarnika Controversy: Sonu Sood Refused To Work Under A Woman Director

After Sonu Sood walked out of Manikarnika, blaming his exit on the new director, Kangana Ranaut, the actress has put forth a statement saying Sonu refused to work under a woman director

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Kangana Ranaut On Manikarnika Controversy: Sonu Sood Refused To Work Under A Woman Director

A while back, we reported about Sonu Sood, who walked out from Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi and blamed his exit on the actress, who asked him to reshoot a part of his pre-shot sequences. As soon as the news of Sonu’s exit spread like wildfire, Queen actress, Kangana was asked about the same. Indirectly pinning the blame on Sonu, Kanagana claimed that the actor refused to work under her, as she is a woman.

Kangana told a section of media, “Sonu and I haven’t even met since the last shot with Krish (director) last year. He is busy filming Simmba. He couldn’t even give us tentative dates to match combinations with other actors. The producers showed him the film and writers narrated the patchwork to him. He refused to meet me. He vehemently denied to work under a woman director, which is kind of amusing because Sonu is a dear friend and I have even launched the music of a film that he produced, at his request. Even though the team suggested that they have full faith in me, it seems, Sonu had neither dates nor faith.”

She further added, “And when I last spoke to him, he suggested that I can go ahead with someone else and when I narrated the script to Zeeshan Ayyub, he called the studio and gave the dates. By that time, it was too late as Zeeshan gave me dates for September. Now I hear I had a showdown with him. When I never met him, never directed him, when did I have this showdown?”

Further talking about his reshooting portions, the Queen actress said, “none of the portions he has shot before will be used because he has spiked hair with gel so the new team of DOP and editors and the writers of Manikarnika have discarded those scenes. It’s easier to get another actor on board.” She further added, “He himself wrote his scenes of Kushti which were never in the script. He and director shot a lot of stuff which was never in the script and writers discarded those. He wanted the producers to retain the Kushti portions as he made the body for it for four months.”

Also clearing the air about the reports of her name on the clapboard, she said, “One more thing I never asked anyone to put my name on clapboard, it’s AD’s business, the person on the floor is in charge, is answerable for many things that must have been the idea but constant attacks while I am going through a difficult phase is not acceptable."