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Kangana's Manikarnika to have touch of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's musical magic

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan tweeted that he was honoured to be part of the Kangana Ranaut film.

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Well-known singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan on Friday said he is honoured to be a part of upcoming film Manikarnika The Queen Of Jhansi, starring Kangana Ranaut.

"Our next biggie. She was an inspiration. We are honoured to do the music of Manikarnika," Shankar tweeted.

To be directed by Krish, the project will have music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

The film will see Ranaut play Rani Laxmibai.

On Thursday, the project was officially launched in Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges.

Kangana Ranaut arrives by boat, launches Manikarnika poster in Varanasi

Speaking on the occasion, Ranaut said: "The prep is restricted to the material like photographs and letters. I saw a lot of things here. I will be going to Jhansi and other places for research."

The film, which will be dubbed and released in Telugu and Tamil, is slated to be released on 27 April 2018.