Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut was rushed to a hospital after a sword fight scene went wrong. The actress was hit on her forehead by a sword while shooting for a fight sequence in ‘Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansib with co-star Nihar Pandya.

In the scene, Kangana was expected to duck when Nihar swung the sword at her, but because the timing was wrong, the sword hit her between her brows resulting in 15 stitches. 

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The shooting happened in Hyderabad, and the actor was taken to Apollo hospital and got 15 stitches on her forehead. Later, she admitted at the ICCU and is expected to be discharged next week.

"I am a bit embarrassed to be thrilled to have a battle scar on my face. Also, people from my team have been telling me that it's like that Peshwa teeka that Manikarnika wore," Kangana said in a statement here.

"It's a bit dramatic but I am excited that my face was covered in blood and I got a genuine and authentic glimpse of the Queen's life." 

 

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In an interview with Mid-day, the producer Kamal Jain said, “Kangana had to duck when Nihar 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.” 

The actress has been training in sword fighting under Hollywood stunt director Nick Powell and also taking horse riding lessons.

Directed by Krish, "Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi" will see Kangana in the role of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi.

 

(Inputs from PTI)