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‘Emergency’ Teaser: Kangana Ranaut indistinguishable as Indira Gandhi

Kangana is also directing the film

Update : 15 Jul 2022, 12:38 AM

Kangana Ranaut dropped the first teaser of her directorial venture “Emergency,” in which she is also playing the former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.

Her caption reads, “Presenting ‘Her’ who was called ‘Sir’ #Emergency shoot begins.”

The short teaser finds the former PM receiving a call from the former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger who wondered whether President Richard Nixon could refer to her as ‘Ma’am’ rather than the usual ‘Sir.’

Oscar-winner David Malinowski, who worked in critically acclaimed films such as Darkest Hour (2017), World War Z (2013) and The Batman (2022), was in charge of transforming Kangana’s look.

The actor said in a statement, “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 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.”

Earlier, Kangana referred to newspaper clippings from 1975 and wrote, “These were the most dramatic events in the recent history of the world. In the centre of it was the most powerful woman in the world. This deserves a grand-scale epic film of its own. So see you in the theatres next year with #Emergency.”

“Pleased to wear the director's hat again. After working on Emergency for more than a year, I finally figured no one can direct it better than me. Collaborating with fabulous writer Ritesh Shah. Even if it means sacrificing on various acting assignments, I am determined to do it. My excitement is high. This is going to be a tremendous journey,” Kangana said about directing the biography.

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