Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi continues to face obstacles in its filming stage. After Sonu Sood’s exit now actress Swati Semwal has walked out of the project. The actress gave the reason that she didn’t find her role meaty and that’s why she opted to leave the film. “After the meeting, I realised that it [the role] was not so significant anymore. It was not what we signed for when I signed the film, so we decided to part ways.” She further added, “I’m looking for performance-oriented, substantial roles. I am not stuck on lead roles, but whatever I have to do, I want it to be substantial enough and even ‘Manikarnika’ had a pretty strong character. But now I don’t think so it’s the same anymore.”
Talking about Manikarnika, the film will also mark the acting debut of Deepika Padukone s ex-boyfriend, Nihaar Pandya, where he ll portray the character of Baji Rao the second (II). It also features Jisshu Sengupta, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi and television actress, Ankita Lokhande, in pivotal roles. It is set to hit the screens on January 25 and will lock the horns with Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 and Emraan Hashmi’s Cheat India at the box office.