In her upcoming film Emergency, Kangana Ranaut plays the part of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The narrative of the movie is based on the state of emergency that India imposed between 1975 and 1977. The movie has been the subject of political debate even though it is still in production.
On Thursday, July 14, the first look teaser for Kangana Ranaut’s Emergency was made public. The movie, which Ranaut both directed and co-wrote, is a biographical drama based on the life of Indira Gandhi, the country’s first female prime minister. The movie is co-written by Ritesh Shah and is being made by Manikarnika Films, the actor’s own production company.
Kangana Ranaut’s Emergency Lands In Controversy:
Ranaut’s resemblance to India’s former prime minister was highlighted in the film’s teaser, and the Congress reportedly objected to the actor playing the late Indira Gandhi on screen. Sangeeta Sharma, vice-president of the Madhya Pradesh Congress Media Department, is quoted calling Ranaut a “BJP agent” and saying that Ranaut accepted the post at the request of the ruling party in order to damage the reputation of Indira Gandhi. According to rumours, Sangeeta Sharma demanded to see the movie before it was released.
Rajpal Singh Sisodia, a state-level BJP spokesperson, was quoted by IndiaTimes saying in response to the controversy, “Emergency is a black spot on the country’s democracy and Indira Gandhi was the heroine during it. Therefore they need not worry.”
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Recently, Ranaut dropped a behind the scene video from the film’s shoot and shared, “Here is the making of the first look of my directorial movie Emergency, the first look took the nation by storm … thanks to my incredible team, every day is a dream come true … I have some of the best people in the world… Go team Emergency.”
Prior to this, Kangana Ranaut made it clear that Emergency is a political drama and not a biography of Indira Gandhi. The actor added in a statement, “It is not a biopic of Indira Gandhi; rather, it is a grand period piece—specifically, a political drama—that will help my generation understand the socio-political context of modern India.” Emergency is expected to be released in theatres in 2023.