Kangana launched the poster on the bank of river Ganga in Varanasi. She was joined by music director Shankar Mahadevan, singer Richa Sharma and lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
Manikarnika was married to the Maharaja of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar, in May 1842 and was afterwards called Lakshmibai (or Laxmibai) in honour of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and became a symbol of resistance to the British Raj for Indian nationalists.
“Rani of Jhansi is very relatable for women like us. Back then, the Britishers had offered the Indian kings and queens to surrender to them or face death. They had two choices – either live without dignity or accept death. She chose the latter. A life without dignity is worse than death,” Ranaut said at the event.
Ketan said “I always wanted to make The Rising as a trilogy. So, this film will be the second part after Mangal Pandey. I am very excited”,
KanganaRanaut takes a dip in the holy Ganga water.
Directed by Krish, the film is set to be released on 27 April 2018.