Kangana Bears Eerie Resemblance To Indira Gandhi In ‘Emergency’ Teaser

| Updated: 14 July, 2022 6:15 pm IST
Kangana Ranaut as former prime minister Indira Gandhi in the teaser of her new film Emergency (Photo Courtesy: Twitter @ManikarnikaFP)

BENGALURU: On Thursday, the acclaimed female actor Kangana Ranaut unveiled the teaser of her upcoming movie ‘Emergency’ in which she is enacting the role of India’s former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

While it is too early to comment about the movie, there is no doubt Kangana has nailed the character of Gandhi as far as the look is concerned.

In the teaser video, Kangana gets a call from the former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger, asking if American President Richard Nixon can address her as ‘Ma’am’. Kangana, as Indira, takes a pause and says yes, but then turns to her secretary and asks him to inform the US President that everyone in her office refers to her as ‘Sir.’

Her astounding transformation for the films has been executed by Oscar-winner David Malinowski who has worked on films such as Darkest Hour (2017), World War Z (2013) and The Batman (2022).

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Talking about the movie, Kangana 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 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.”

The former PM Indira Gandhi imposed the emergency in June 1975 when all the opposition leaders were jailed. The fundamental rights of the citizens and civil liberties were also suspended during that period. The emergency was lifted in March 1977 and in the subsequent elections, she faced a crushing defeat at the hands of the united opposition.

“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 asserted on Instagram.

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