National Award winner director Krish found fame with his period films Kanche and Gautamiputra Satarkini. He is currently filming Manikarnika starring Kangana Ranaut in the lead. The film is based on Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi.

The film also features Jisshu Sengupta, Ankita Lokhande, Atul Kulkarni, Sonu Sood and Vaibhav Tatwawaadi in prominent roles. The film was initially supposed to release on April 27 however reports say that it has now been postponed due to VFX delays.

The film also faced delays as few Brahmin outfits protested against the film. They claimed the film distorts history and disrupted shoot in Rajasthan. The makers have since managed to convince them that they are not maligning anyone.