Actress Kangana Ranaut was severely injured while shooting for a sword-fight scene for her upcoming film Manikarnika: Rani Of Jhansi, a biopic on Rani Laxmibai. The film’s producer Kamal Jain informed the media that Kangana was hit by a sword between her eyebrows during the film’s shooting and was rushed to a nearby hospital immediately.
“Kangana had to duck when Nihar (her co-star Nihar Pandya) attacked her in the scene, but the timing went wrong and Nihar’s sword hit her forehead instead. It made a deep cut between her eyebrows. The drive to the hospital took around 30 minutes, but she put up a brave front despite the pain and bleeding. Nihar was apologetic and felt terrible, but Kangana pacified him,” said Jain.
Kangana had rehearsed for the scene several times before the actual shooting and refused to use a stunt double for the tricky action sequence. “She got 15 stitches on her forehead and will be under observation in the hospital for a few days. The examining doctor said that it was a close shave for her because the cut was too close to her bone,” said a source from the film’s unit.