The Manikarnika (2019) actor will be seen playing the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her fans just cannot keep calm at the news!
For starters, Emergency has been written by Kangana and jointly produced by Manikarnika Films, in association with Renu Pitti. The dialogues are penned by Ritesh Shah.
While Anupam Kher (whom Kangana Ranaut affectionately calls a mentor) has been roped in to play JP Narayan, actor Shreyas Talpade has been approached to portray former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the film.
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The news has been confirmed by Kangana herself. “He plays Atal Bihari Vajpayee who was a young and upcoming leader when Mrs. Gandhi became the Prime Minister for the first time. He was one of the heroes of the Emergency. We are fortunate to have him on board as he is a versatile actor. I personally feel that, his performance in the role of Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be one of the most memorable. We are lucky to have got a powerful performer like him to play this important role,” said Ranaut.
Sharing his excitement about being onboard Emergency, Shreyas said, “Atal ji is one of the most revered, intelligent, learned, influential and also one of the most loved leaders of India as well as across the world. To portray him on screen is not only a big privilege but also a huge honour and definitely a bigger responsibility. I hope I live up to everybody’s expectations. I am trying my best to portray the part."
Heaping praise on Kangana, he adds that she is one of the most versatile and finest actresses in the country.
"To see her direct a film first hand and to experience that magic first hand is simply outstanding. She (Kangana) is a fantastic and magnificent director who is extremely clear in her vision and is completely sorted. I am happy and delighted. Best wishes for the entire team. It’s time for Emergency,” the Om Shanti Om actor (2007) concluded.