In the upcoming film Emergency, actor Mahima Chaudhry will be seen playing the role of author-activist and former PM Indira Gandhi’s confidante, Pupul Jayakar. Kangana Ranaut, who is acting as Indira Gandhi and also directing the film, said that Chaudhry’s character in the film is very important as the film sheds light on how she (Indira Gandhi) confided her deepest, darkest secrets to Pupul Jayakar.
Kangana Ranaut portrays the late politician Indira Gandhi in the movie Emergency, which centres on the life of the former Indian Prime Minister. The film also includes other politicians of the country, like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, played by actor Shreyas Talpade, and Jayaprakash Narayan, played by actor Anupam Kher.
Mahima Chaudhry To Play Pupul Jayakar In Emergency:
Kangana Ranaut shared the poster featuring Mahima Chaudhary as Pupul Jayakar. She wrote, “Presenting @mahimachaudhry1 as the One who witnessed it all, and wrote for the world to see the Iron Lady up close and personal. Pupul Jayakar, Friend, Author & Confidante ”
Chaudhry also took to her Instagram to share the introduction poster. She wrote, ” Excited and honoured to essay the role of the One who witnessed it all, and wrote for the world to see the Iron Lady up close and personal. Pupul Jayakar, Friend, Author & Confidante ”
In the caption, she also praised Ranaut, writing, “@kanganaranaut you are truly gifted, fierce, brave, and extremely talented & I’m proud to work with you on Emergency. Working with u is such an experience You wear so many hats with such great ease- of an actor, director, producer! Thanku for casting me as pupul.”
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Ranaut said of the character in an interview, ” Jayakar was Gandhi’s go-to person for everything. The character of Pupul Jayakar is the one that unites the audience with Gandhi’s inner world and runs through the entire movie. Even though it is a first-person account, the movie does not have a narrator. The film sheds light on how Gandhi confided her deepest, darkest secrets to Jayakar, and because of this, her character in the movie Emergency becomes important.”
More about Pupul Jayakar:
Pupul Jayakar was an author and cultural activist. She is most well known for her work on the post-independence revival of traditional and folk arts, handicrafts, and weaving. Both the Nehru-Gandhi family and J. Krishnamurti regarded her as a friend.
Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter Indira Gandhi, and her son Rajiv Gandhi were three prime ministers with whom Jayakar had close ties. The latter two hired her as their cultural adviser, demonstrating her superiority in that area. Her two biographies of Indira Gandhi and J. Krishnamurti, published in 1988 and 1992, respectively, are her two best-known works.
To oversee monuments, restore them, and promote the preservation of historic properties, Jayakar founded the National Crafts Museum in 1956 and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) in 1984.
She was a founder and trustee of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), established in 1985. She went on to found the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi in 1990. She passed away in Mumbai on March 29, 1997.