Kangana Ranaut has been busy calling the shots for her upcoming directorial ‘Emergency’, wherein she essays the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The film’s narrative is based upon the emergency declared in India between 1975 to 1977. While the movie is still being shot, it has landed in a political controversy.
The films’ teaser featured Kangana looking uncannily similar to India’s former PM and Congress has reportedly objected to the actress portraying late Indira Gandhi on the big screen. According to News 18, Madhya Pradesh Congress Media Department vice-president Sangeeta Sharma tagged Kangana a ‘BJP agent’ and has stated that Kangana took up the role so as to tarnish the image of Indira Gandhi at the behest of the ruling party. Sangeeta Sharma has reportedly demanded to watch the film before its release. Reacting to the controversy, state BJP spokesperson Rajpal Singh Sisodia was quoted by IndiaTimes, “Emergency is a black spot on the country’s democracy and Indira Gandhi was the heroine during it, and hence they need not worry.”
Recently, Kangana had dropped a BTS 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, everyday is a dream come true … I have some of the best people in the world… Go team Emergency.” Previously, Kangana Ranaut had clarified that ‘Emergency’ was not a biopic on Indira Gandhi, but a political drama.