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Kangana Ranaut all set to direct Indira Gandhi’s biopic ‘Emergency’: “No one can direct it better than me”


Kangana Ranaut is all set to wear her director hat once again. This time for directing ‘Emergency’. After Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which she co-directed with Krish, this will be Kangana’s second project as a director.

Sharing the news report about the same on her account on the Koo app, Kangana Ranaut wrote, “Pleased to wear Director’s hat again, after working on Emergency for more than a year I finally figured no one can direct it better than me, collaborating with fabulous writer Ritest Shah, even if it means sacrificing on various acting assignments I am determined to do it, my excitement is high this is going to be a tremendous journey, my leap to another league #Emergency #Indira.”

Talking about ‘Emergency’ being her second project as a director she said, “Yes. This is going to be my second directorial. Even though I wanted another film, which I am also ready with, as my second directorial. But, it so happened that I was very keen to bring Indira Gandhi’s story which has never been brought to screen. I was very eager to bring it to screen. I am very happy to be the director of this film. Looking forward to bringing the iconic story to the silver screen.”

About the film, Kangana had said, “Yes, we are working on the project and the script is in final stages. It is not the biopic of Indira Gandhi, it is a grand period film, to be precise a political drama that will help my generation to understand (the) socio-political landscape of current India.” She had added that many prominent actors will also be a part of the film, and that she is looking forward to playing the political leader.

Kangana who will be essaying the role of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for the film has begun her preparation to get into the skin of the former Prime Minister. Kangana gave a glimpse of her preparations which included body scans for the character at her production house thorough her instagram stories. She was quite ecstatic to begin the work on her next project. She captioned the first image as, “Guess what is going on in @maninkarnikafilms??” And the second pic was captioned as, “Body scans for the film Emergency, time to get into Madam Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Ji’s skin”.

During the film’s announcement Kangana had said that the film would be directed by Sai Kabir “Happy to announce my dear friend Sai Kabir and I are collaborating on a political drama. Produced by Manikarnika Films. Written and Directed by Sai Kabir.” She had said.

Reportedly Sai Kabir willb be directing Tiku Weds Sheru for a streaming platform. The film will also be backed by Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika Films.

Kangana will next be seen in Thalaivi, a biopic on late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. She also has Dhaakad and Tejas in her kitty.