Neeta Lulla roped in as costume designer for ‘Manikarnika…’

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Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) National Award winning designer Neeta Lulla has been roped in as the costume designer for Kangana Ranaut-starrer “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”.

Lulla has over 300 films to her credit with projects like “Jodha Akbar”, “Devdas” and “Mohenjo Daro” in a career spanning over three decades.

“It’s an honour to be associated with a film whose pivotal character has always been an inspiration to me and many other women across the world. Jhansi Ki Rani has been one of my favourite chapters in school and I’m quite excited to be working on my first woman-centric biopic,” Lulla said in a statement.

Talking about the collaboration, the film’s co-producer Kamal Jain said: “We are very excited to be working with someone as iconic as Neeta Lulla for a magnificent film like ours. Her repertoire will add great layering to every character and we are certain she will do full justice to the role.”

Directed by Krish, the film will also feature Ali Fazal, Irrfan Khan and Ankita Lokhande.

“Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” is scheduled to release in April next year.

–IANS

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