Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi starring Kangana Ranaut has seen a remarkable growth on Day 2, all thanks to Republic Day holiday and positive word of mouth. On Day 2, the film has minted Rs 26.85 crore. It is also expected that the digits will be doubled on Day 3 following the weekend. Earlier today, January 27, trade and film analyst Taran Adarsh took to the micro-blogging site to share the numbers. His tweet reads, “#Manikarnika sees remarkable growth on Day 2… Strong word of mouth has come into play, while #RepublicDay holiday has given the much-required boost… Day 3 will be in double digits again… Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr. Total: ₹ 26.85 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu.”

The film is fighting the box office battle against Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray and seems like it is emerging victorious. The film also had a decent opening day by earning Rs 8.75 crore.

The film is a biopic on the life of one of the most celebrated female Indian warrior, Queen of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai. Kangana plays the titular role. Directed by Krish Jagarlamudi, the movie also features Ankita Lokhande, Jisshu Sengupta and Zeeshan Ayyub in pivotal roles. Kangana is being appreciated for her spectacular performance as Rani Laxmibai.

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Talking about her character, the actress said at the launch event, “Rani Laxmi Bai was known for her rebellious attitude. Was I able to relate to her character? Naturally. As a woman, she had gone through a lot. She got married when she was 15 or so. She was a true patriot who wanted her country to flourish. It’s an honour to be able to pay a tribute to her through our upcoming film Manikarnika.”

On the work front, Kangana will be seen sharing the screen space with Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya.