“Emergency,” written, directed and produced by Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut, has set a release date. The film focuses on one of the most controversial periods of post-Independence Indian history from 1975 to 1977 when then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a nationwide state of emergency. During that time civil liberties and press freedom were curtailed and elections were canceled.
The film is produced by by Zee Studios and Ranaut’s Manikarnika Films. Ranaut stars as Indira Gandhi and the cast also includes Anupam Kher, Mahima Chaudhary, Milind Soman, Shreyas Talpade, Vishak Nair and the late Satish Kaushik.
Ranaut told Variety: “’Emergency’ is the most controversial, sensational, and scathing event in the history of Indian democracy. It is also a deeply engaging and dramatic story of the rise and fall of one of the most popular world leaders and India’s first woman Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi.”
“Emergency” will release theatrically worldwide on June 14.
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