Actor Sonu Sood and Kangana Ranaut since her first films are good friends. The actors were supposed to share the screen space in Manikarnika, but, Sonu Sood rejected the project. He never really spoke about the reason behind walking out of this project but recently, revealed in detail about it to Barkha Dutt in a virtual conversation. Despite being friends, Sonu Sood was not comfortable in doing what he was being asked of and chose to walk away.
“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. So, I spoke to Kangana and asked her what’s the scene and she 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”. said Sonu Sood.
“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. 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 felt bad because I had given the film four months and had left a few projects.” he added