Kangana Ranaut, who is presently busy in shooting for Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary's sports drama film "Panga" in Bhopal, had recently flown down in Mumbai for 2 days taking out time from her Panga shoot to supervise and monitor the post production of her upcoming biopic film "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi".
When asked if overseeing and looking after editing process of the film is a first time for her and was it a challenging experience for her to take over the direction reigns, Kangana said,
"This is not my first experience as far as supervising the edit or even directing a film is concerned. I was 23 or 24, when I directed my first film. It was a 10 minute short film that I had shot with an international crew. Also at that time, I was struggling with small roles in films like Double Dhamaal (2011). So I've been a director since then. Be it direction, writing or editing, I've already done it in the past".
Kangana further said, "When everyone asks me if Manikarnika is my first film as a director, my reply is of course not.
It's not my first film as a director. You don't direct a big epic period as your first film. Plus I'd already faced my share of challenges with the film that I directed in the past because it was VFX heavy. I have also struggled with VFX in those days but that was a long ago".