Actor Kangana Ranaut will star and direct the upcoming film Emergency, where she plays the role of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The Emergency teaser trailer gave the first look into the movie and Ranaut in the role of the late prime minister.
Kangana Ranaut described the upcoming film Emergency as a “grand period film” and said it was “not the biopic of Indira Gandhi”. Ranaut called it a “political drama that will help my generation to understand (the) socio-political landscape of current India”. She shared the poster of the film before releasing the Emergency teaser trailer.
Ranaut shared the first poster on social media and said she was “Portraying one of the most powerful and controversial women in the history of the world”.
Emergency Teaser Trailer
The Emergency teaser showed the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s secretary getting a call from former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger asking if American President Richard Nixon could refer to her as ‘Ma’am’ rather than ‘Sir’.
Gandhi’s secretary approaches Ranaut as Gandhi and asks her the same question. She initially says yes, but later turns around and asks her secretary to inform the President that everyone in her office addresses her as ‘Sir’.
Ranaut revealed the Emergency teaser via social media and wrote in the caption, “Presenting ‘Her’ who was called ‘Sir’”.
The trailer ends with a voiceover of Gandhi as she announces the Emergency in India over the radio.
In the teaser trailer, Kangana Ranaut was seen wearing spectacles and a cotton saree.
The BAFTA and Oscar-winning special effects make-up artist David Malinowski is behind Ranaut’s accurate Indira Gandhi look. Malinowski has worked in films such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Now You See Me 2, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Darkest Hour.
Upcoming Film Emergency
Kangana Ranaut serves as an actor and director in the upcoming film Emergency. The movie is based on The Emergency in India, a 21-month period from 1975 to 1977 when then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency across the nation.
The upcoming film Emergency will be produced by Manikarnika Films.
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