Kanagana Ranaut escaped a near-fatal accident while shooting an intense sword fighting scene for her upcoming film 'Manikarnika- The Queen of Jhansi.'
Reportedly, she was engaging in a fierce battle scene with co-star Nihar Pandya, when the latter's sword hit her forehead, leaving her all in blood. Presently, the shooting of the film is taking place in Hyderabad.
Though it was a serious injury, according to leading news daily, she was actually happy experiencing Rani Laxmibai's life.
"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. 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," she told Mid-Day.
The 'Queen' star was rushed to Apollo hospital, Hyderabad and got 15 stitches on her forehead. She will be kept under observation for some time.
Directed by Krish, 'Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi' will reportedly release in April next year.