Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut may not share a very cordial relationship off-screen but cinema has managed to unite the two Bollywood stars again.
Kangana Ranaut is coming back to the screens with Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, and its much-anticipated trailer, which dropped on Tuesday, has already grabbed more attention than one had anticipated for.
Playing a warrior mother and a fearless queen, Kangana shines through the 3-minute long trailer, as we see her controlling the sword with precision and riding the horse like a pro.
While the trailer may have impressed the fans for its visual effects and larger-than-life action sequences, a dialogue mouthed by the Queen actor is reminding many of Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro.
"Jhansi aap bhi chahte hai aur mein bhi, fark sirf itna hai, aapko raj karna hai, aur mujhe apno ki seva," utters Kangana in the climax scene of Manikarnika.
Hrithik Roshan, who starred in Ashutosh Gowariker's 2016 magnum opus Mohenjo Daro, responds with a similar dialogue in the film, when Kabir Bedi asks him, “Kya antar hai tujh mein aur mujh mein?” to which Hrithik says, “Antar hai Maham, tu Mohenjo Daro pe raaj karna chahta hai aur main seva.”
Noticing the close similarity between the dialogues, especially that it involves the two actors whom have been embroiled in several controversies over the last couple of years, social media users were quick to point out the coincedence.
Manikarnika trailer https://t.co/4HV311xBnMThe trailer ends with the exact same dialogue that Mohenjodaro trailer ended with. 😂 Looks like Kangana's obsession for Hrithik hasnt ended yet. pic.twitter.com/rMB6FYINzl— Od (@odshek) December 18, 2018
When you miss your ex so much that you pick-up words from his vocabulary. pic.twitter.com/e6gzmCE8HC— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) December 19, 2018
The same dialog was there in Mohenjodaro as well. Baap re baap. Hrithik fascination is still intact.— Premal (@Predesai) December 18, 2018
A dialogue in #Manikarnika ‘s trailer is the exact same as what was in #Mohenjodaro (trailer & film)!Never a nice feeling ☹️🙏“Farq yeh hai ki tujhe raj karna hai aur mujhe seva!”Hope it’s a coincidence & so it’s never too late to correct it! Please.— Mudassar Aziz (@mudassar_as_is) December 18, 2018
Irony is dat Kangana has to copy from Hrithik anyways. Be it his flop he it a hit— Bratati (@iBratati_) December 18, 2018
Is Kangana Ranaut's dialogue in Manikarnika copied from Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro? Great going Kangana, This is sure going to be a hit movie and congratulations on taking up this opportunity and directing the movie midway. Best of luck for your directional venture.— Mahesh Chander (@mclangoo) December 19, 2018
Bajirao Mastani also got pulled up.
Painting Lag Rahi hai 😂Elephant Completely Fake , Pathetic VFXAnd Madam Kangana Has Copied This Scene from BaJirao Mastani. Pic 1 - Manikarnika Pic 2 - Bajirao Mastani #ManikarnikaTrailer is a let down👎 pic.twitter.com/XJrOTPHA5B— ANKIT (@Ankitaker2) December 18, 2018
It could be a mere coincidence, for all we knoow.
No one has a copyright on dialogue. It is a common dialogue and the similarity is just a coincidence. Everybody wants to take mileage, attaching their name to a film as big as Manikarnika-@KamalJain_TheKJ on a dialogue being similar to that of Mohenjo Daro https://t.co/wXJfV4jkAj— Fenil Seta (@fenil_seta) December 19, 2018
You can watch Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi trailer here: