Kangana Ranaut’s uncanny resemblance to late former PM Indira Gandhi a talking-point

Kangana Ranaut writes, co-produces, directs and stars in Emergency. Photo: Tree-Shul Media

Kangana Ranaut has announced the official release date of her period political drama, Emergency. The film, produced by Zee Studios and Manikarnika Films, depicts the most controversial event in the history of free India’s democracy.

The mega-budget production helmed by Kangana Ranaut stars her as the first woman Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Making major noise, the film has garnered widespread acclaim on social media for its accurate portrayal of Mrs. Gandhi’s look, achieved through meticulous prosthetics and costumes, creating an uncanny resemblance between the late politician and the actress.

The initial posters and glimpses of Kangana Ranaut, showcasing her hair, prosthetics and costumes have received a thumbs-up from the audience, further making it a trend on social media.

With the film’s prosthetics crafted by Oscar-winning David Malinowski, costumes designed by Sheetal Sharma and cinematography by Academy-nominated DOP Tetsuo Nagata, the authenticity of looks in every aspect shines through in the first few glimpses of Kangana in the film.

Garnering major praise on the internet, some of the fan comments read: “The eyes are enough to showcase the acting”, “She looks exactly like Indira Gandhi! Stunning”, “Upcoming Blockbuster”, “Poster super all the best”, “Can’t wait to watch this one. High hopes!!”, “Great from the looks of it”, “Only you can play the best role of Indira Gandhi”, “Eagerly waiting to watch this film” and many more.

Written and directed by Kangana herself, Emergency also features Anupam Kher, Mahima Chaudhary, Milind Soman, Shreyas Talpade, Vishak Nair and the late Satish Kaushik in pivotal roles. Produced by Zee Studios and Manikarnika Films, the film’s music is by Sanchit Balhara with screenplay and dialogues by Ritesh Shah. Emergency is scheduled to hit screens on June 14, 2024.

Declaring it as her most ambitious project to date, Kangana “promises” to provide a genuine and honest insight into history.




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