Last Updated: January 29, 2024, 17:48 IST
Late Indian PM Indira Gandhi and Former Pakistan President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s Simla Accord to be recreated in Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming period political drama ‘Emergency’
Kangana Ranaut’s highly anticipated political drama Emergency is all set to hit the theatres on June 14, 2024.
Declaring it as her most ambitious project to date, four-time National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut is geared up to create history by essaying the role of former Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi in the upcoming period political drama ‘Emergency’.
Showcasing the actress’s commitment to delving into the past, the film promises to provide a genuine and honest insight into history. Labelled as a mega-budget depiction of a highly controversial event in Indian democracy, ‘Emergency’ is set to highlight the infamous July 1972 Simla Agreement between Indira Gandhi and the former President of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
The Simla Agreement also referred to as The Shimla Agreement, was signed by the Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi and the President of Pakistan, Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on 2 July 1972 in Shimla, India. The agreement marked the formal end of the 1971 India-Pakistan war. It aimed to establish peace, requiring India to withdraw forces, addressing the Kashmir issue, and fostering improved relations. The accord facilitated the return of seized land, with India giving back over 13,000 km of land to Pakistan, but controversy continues to linger in India’s political history. A great time for audiences to witness this controversial event yet again on the silver screens, Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Emergency’ promises insights into this event, shedding light on the complexities of the agreement.
Earlier the makers released the much anticipated film’s teaser. The teaser opens with June 25, 1975 when Indira Gandhi’s government declared a state of emergency in India. Kangana’s modulated voice to fit in the late PM’s voice takes over soon over. Anupam Kher, who plays the role of Jayaprakash Narayan in the film, also makes an impactful appearance behind the bars in the teaser. Check it out here:
Written and Directed by Kangana Ranaut, ‘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 orchestrated by Sanchit Balhara with screenplay and dialogues by Ritesh Shah. ‘Emergency’ is scheduled to hit the screens on June 14, 2024.