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Kangana Ranaut unveils first look of Emergency, plays the role of PM Indira Gandhi; watch video

Kangana Ranaut’s next film Emergency, which goes on floors, tells the story of a watershed moment in the political history of the country, the Emergency, which was declared by the then PM Indira Gandhi on June 25, 1975, and lasted till 21 March 1977. During this 21-month period, civil liberties were suspended, press censorship came into being and elections were canceled among other impositions. It is often referred to as one of the most controversial periods of India’s Independent history.

The film’s first look shows how the actress has sunk her teeth into the skin of her character as the late PM Indira Gandhi. The prosthetics, the wardrobe, and the demeanor are all reminiscent of the late Indian politician. This time around, Ranaut is donning multiple hats. She is not only playing the lead role but she is also producing and directing the film. Emergency will be her second directorial venture after Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

While Ranaut is helming the project, Ritesh Shah – who has written films like Pink and Kahaani has penned Emergency. Talking about her film Ranaut shares, “Emergency’ reflects one of the most important periods in Indian political history which changed the way we view power and that’s why I decided to tell this story. Moreover, playing a public figure on the screen is always a challenge because one has to get the look, the characteristics, and the persona right. I spent a significant amount of time researching the subject and once I felt I had enough ammunition, I commenced the film’s shoot.

Manikarnika films presents Emergency which is written and directed by Kangana Ranaut. The film is produced by Renu Pitti and Kangana Ranaut. The screenplay and dialogues are by Ritesh Shah.


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