Sonu Sood shot for the film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi and then suddenly exited from the film. Amidst rumours that he was not comfortable working with a female director, Sonu clearly denied all of it. However, in a recent interview he opened up about his exit from the film.
Sonu mentioned that he never wanted to hurt Kangana’s sentiments, “Kangana is a friend of mine from many years, and I don’t want to hurt her sentiments. But to talk about it, I will say that when we had shot for major portions of Manikarnika, I asked my director that we need to start shooting again and he said that he received an email saying that he is not going to be a part of the project anymore.”
Sonu further added that he was appalled by the fact that 80% of his work was discarded from the film. He said, “She (Kangana) said that she wants to direct the film and wants me to support her. I said okay but we need to get him back on the set because he has worked really hard for the film but she denied saying that she wanted to continue directing. Then I asked her to send across rushes from the film and I saw that 80% of my scenes were chopped off and the scenes that I was narrated were not there.”
A disheartened Sonu clearly said that he had to leave with a heavy heart but didn’t say a word. “I spoke to Kangana again and she confessed as a friend that she wanted this to be shot in a certain way. So I told her that she is a great friend of mine but I’m not comfortable in shooting what she is asking me to do, I said an okay to the previous script and director but I would like to walk out of this project and I won’t even speak about it. I had given the film four months and had left a few projects. I felt a lot of grief, but didn’t say anything.”