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Anushka Sen reveals She wasn't supposed to play grown up Manikarnika in Jhansi ki Rani!

Actress Anushka Sen reveals that she was only supposed to play the teenage version of Rani Laxmibai in the show Jhansi ki Rani. However, the channel really liked her work and asked her to continue with the grown up version as well.

2020-05-13T11:32:00Z

Actress Anushka Sen who essays the character of Manikarnika in the show Jhansi ki Rani was loved by the viewers and she gathered immense love and support for her performance in the serial. However, interestingly Anushka was only supposed to play the teenage version of Rani Laxmibai in the serial. She reveals that the channel loved her work and her chemistry with Vikas Manaktala and so, she was asked to carry on with the grown up character as well. 

Speaking to Tellychakkar, Anushka mentioned that she was quite elated on bagging that show and she could feel the responsibility of playing a freedom fighter. "I was actually supposed to play only until the teenage version of Rani Laxmibai in the show. However, the channel really liked my work and chemistry with Vikkas Manaktala and thus I was asked to carry on with the grown-up character as well. I would look convincingly as a 22-year-old, because of the saree and the entire look," Anushka adds. 

She also shared how her grandmother called her mother once and told her that she looks so mature on screen. To this, her mother replied that it's because of the makeup and the saree. 

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SamW92
SamW92 1 months ago I don't think there should be a barrier on casting irrespective of the age of the actors. If the actors look convincing, then there shouldn't be any issue if age 20 actor plays age 30 character or age 30 actor plays age 20 character. It's upto the production houses who they want to sign and also upto the actors what they want to sign.
Meena_J
Meena_J 2 months ago I agree. Have age-appropriate cast like seriously! Having 30 + year olds play characters who are 20+ year old doesn't fit the bill TBH.
Juhi_04
Juhi_04 2 months ago This is ridiculous of making kids play adults even in costume dramas. At least in Zee TV version, they brought a grown up actress as adult Lakshmibai.
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