angana Ranaut escaped a near-fatal accident while shooting for her upcoming film, Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi. Mid-Day reports that the shoot in Hyderabad went horribly awry when Kangana got hit by a sword on her forehead while filming an intense sword-fighting sequence and began bleeding profusely.
A unit hand told the publication, “Kangana was immediately rushed to Apollo hospital nearby, where she was admitted into the ICCU. 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.”
Producer Kamal Jain said that Kangana refused to use a body double and even though the scene had been rehearsed many times before, the timing went wrong this time. “Kangana had to duck when Nihar (Pandya) attacked her, 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 a good 30 minutes, but she put up a brave front despite the pain and bleeding. Nihar was apologetic and felt terrible, but Kangana pacified him,” he said.
It is likely that the actress will be left with a scar, according to the examining doctor. However, Kangana wants to flaunt her scar in the film. “Rani of Jhansi was a warrior. So Kangana has decided that she will wear her scar with pride just like the Queen of Jhansi did,” a source said.
Kangana, who will be discharged from the hospital next week, may have to undergo cosmetic surgery after the film is completed.
Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi will reportedly release in April next year.