Sonu Sood opens up on why he left Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika’
Sonu Sood, in an interview, opened up on why he left 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi' mid-way
Sonu Sood opted out of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi and stated that the reason for him doing so was because the dates of were clashing with his film Simmba. It also created a stir between the director Krish and Kangana Ranaut. Recently, the actor opened up on what made him quit mid-way.
In an interview with Barkha Dutt’s Mojo Story, Sonu Sood said, “Kangana is a friend of mine from many years, and I don’t want to hurt her sentiments. But to talk about it, I will say that when we had shot for major portions of Manikarnika, I asked my director that we need to start shooting again and he said that he received an email saying that he is not going to be a part of the project anymore.”
Sood said that 80% of his scenes were chopped off, “She said that she wants to direct the film and wants me to support her. I said okay but we need to get him back on the set because he has worked really hard for the film but she denied saying that she wanted to continue directing. Then I asked her to send across rushes from the film and I saw that 80% of my scenes were chopped off and the scenes that I was narrated were not there.
The actor also said that he felt a lot of gried, “I spoke to Kangana again and she confessed as a friend that she wanted this to be shot in a certain way. So I told her that she is a great friend of mine but I’m not comfortable in shooting what she is asking me to do, I said an okay to the previous script and director but I would like to walk out of this project and I won’t even speak about it. I had given the film four months and had left a few projects. I felt a lot of grief, but didn’t say anything.”
Earlier, Kangana said that Sonu left the film because he refused to work under a woman director, he denied the claims and said that he has done a movie with a female director (Farah Khan, Happy New Year) in the past.