After the discrepancies over the director credits for the movie ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’, lead actress Kangana Ranaut yet again was stuck between pool of controversies as her co-star Sonu Sood has quit the movie.
Queen Kangana, who has taken the reigns of the director temporarily as director Krish is busy shooting for another film, claimed that Sonu Sood, who was playing a pivotal role in the movie, has quit because he could not take the ‘female dictation’.
While speaking with a media publication Bollywood Hungama, Kangana said, “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 on his request. Even though the team suggested that they have full faith in me, it seems, Sonu had neither dates nor faith.”
If going by the quoted statement of Kangana which claimed that ‘female directorship’ was the excuse Sonu Sood stated to quit the film, it is astonishing for the fans as Sood has worked with other female directors earlier, including Farah Khan who directed Happy New Year, casting Sonu along with Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Deepika Padukone.
Adding heat to the controversy, Sonu Sood responded to Kangana’s accusations in a sarcastic yet piercing manner.
According to Pinkvilla, Sonu’s spokesperson has said that “Sonu has always been a thorough professional and honoured all his commitments. He had informed the makers of Manikarnika about his dates and schedule, well in advance. Inconveniencing the team of his current film, to accommodate the demands of another are against his professional principles. Sonu has taken the higher road ahead and wishes the team of Manikarnika all the best.”