Veteran Bollywood actor Danny Denzongpa, who played a significant role in Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi's recent release 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', is going through a hard time in his personal life and stayed himself away from all the developments associated with the film. Denzongpa has not even had time or desire to watch or attend any function in connection to the film and is reeling from the loss of his two brothers within a week.
Confirming the massive loss in his family, Danny says, "We had a double tragedy in the family. My two elder brothers passed away within a week of one another. All of us in the Denzongpa family have been in a state of shock. We've all been visiting different monasteries in remote places for the ritualistic 49 days of prayers according to our Buddhist religion".
One of his co-starts said, "He has bigger problems to look into. He has lost family members very close to him, and he’s attending to the formalities. The last thing he is bothered with at the moment is the length of his role. In fact, Danny hasn’t seen Manikarnika, nor does he want to. The experience of shooting with a substitute director (Kangana Ranaut) after the original director (Krish)’s departure was unpleasant".
Starring Kangana Ranaut in the lead role, Manikarnika hit the theatres on January 25, 2019.
Apart from Manikarnika, Denzongpa is known for films like Agneepath, Fakira, Chor Machaye Shor, Devata, Kalicharan, Bulundi, Adhikar and many others. His directorial venture Phir Wahi Raat was considered among the top five best horror suspense films of Hindi Cinema.