Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi featuring actress Kangana Ranaut is doing a decent business at the box office but controversies surrounding it refuse to die. The director of the film, Krish, recently opened up about his side of the story talking about how the actress took over the project. Now, filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who worked with Kangana in Simran, talked about his differences with her. He stated that the movie was a painful chapter in his life. It was said that while shooting the film, there were many creative conflicts between Kangana and Hansal. However, the latter always maintained a stoic silence on it.

Hansal took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, “Many people keep dragging me into the controversies around Kangana Ranaut that seem to erupt from time to time. For the last time – Simran is a closed chapter as far as I am concerned. The details of what really transpired during the film will remain a closed chapter as far as I am concerned. The details of what really transpired during the film will remain a painful chapter of my life that might find their way in a memoir pleasure on social media.

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“I chose to remain silent before the film released because there was no way I could sabotage a film that had the efforts of so many people at stake. I chose to remain silent after the release because I was relieved that the film was finally out and I did not want to re-live what I had endured. I had to move on for my own sanity.”

He further wrote that the past years have been very difficult for him as he is dealing with the losses. Hansal said, “The past two years have been difficult, very difficult. These years have impacted me mentally and physically. I am dealing with my losses in the most constructive manner possible and in the only way I know – by moving on, by living a fuller life, by working doubly hard and by steering clear of people whose presence in my personal and professional life could be toxic.”

On a related note, Kangana received positive response for her performance in Manikarnika. Along with acting in the film, she also made her directorial debut with it. The actress will next be seen sharing the screen space with Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya.