Renowned Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, known for her unapologetic demeanor, recently addressed the possibility of becoming India’s Prime Minister during the trailer launch event of her upcoming Telugu movie, “Razakar: The Silent Genocide of Hyderabad.” The event, held in Mumbai, saw the actress discussing her role as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in her directorial venture, “Emergency.”
When asked if she had any aspirations of becoming the country’s Prime Minister in real life, Kangana responded with a touch of humor, referencing her portrayal of Indira Gandhi in “Emergency.” She quipped, “I just did a film called Emergency. After watching that movie, nobody will want me as the Prime Minister.” The film explores the life of the late Prime Minister and is Kangana’s maiden solo directorial project.
In February 2023, Kangana Ranaut asserted that she was not inherently political, stating on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), “I am a sensitive and sensible person, not a political person. I was asked to join politics many times, I didn’t.” However, by November 2023, she expressed her willingness to contest elections. Responding to reporters about a potential run in the next Lok Sabha elections, she said, “Shri Krishna ki kripa rahi to ladenge (If Lord Krishna showers blessings, I will fight).”
Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming film, “Emergency,” produced by Zee Studios and Manikarnika Films, delves into the sensational life of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, India’s first woman Prime Minister, during one of the country’s most significant and darkest chapters – the Emergency. The film boasts an ensemble cast, including Anupam Kher, Mahima Chaudhary, Milind Soman, Shreyas Talpade, Vishak Nair, and the late Satish Kaushik. Initially slated for a November 24, 2023 release, “Emergency” is now set to hit theaters on June 14, 2024.
Reflecting on her dual role as director and lead in the film, Kangana expressed gratitude to her talented co-stars and highlighted the historical importance of the Emergency period. She stated, “Emergency is one of the most significant and darkest chapters in our history that young India needs to know. It is a crucial story, and I am excited to bring this extraordinary episode from India’s history to the big screen. Jaihind!”
Kangana Ranaut’s journey continues to captivate audiences, not only through her on-screen performances but also as a filmmaker with a penchant for exploring India’s complex and pivotal historical narratives.