BOLLYWOOD: Sonu Sood has walked out of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi owing to his professional commitment towards Simmba. But Kangana Ranaut, the leading lady of the film, has claimed that he left the movie as he “refused to work under a woman director”.
With Krish being busy with his other film, Ranaut has stepped in to direct the patchwork of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which tells the story of warrior queen Laxmibai.
Sood, who plays a grey character in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba, has grown a beard for his part and is busy shooting the film. But the actor was supposed to have been clean shaven like a warrior in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, backed by Zee Studios and producer Kamal Jain.
It was reported that the makers of Manikarnika will tweak the script of the historical biopic because of his new looks for the film Simmba. But the plan didn’t work.
“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,” Sood’s spokesperson said in a statement.