Actor Kangana Ranaut on Thursday revealed that actor Milind Soman will essay the role of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in her upcoming directorial Emergency. Taking to Instagram, Kangana also unveiled Milind’s first look from the film. In the picture, Milind sported Sam Manekshaw‘s iconic moustache and was seen in a uniform. (Also Read | Emergency: Kangana Ranaut introduces Mahima Chaudhry as Pupul Jayakar)
Sharing the post, Kangana captioned it, “Presenting the dynamic @milindrunning as #SamManekshaw, the man instrumental for saving India’s frontiers during the Indo-Pak war and whose service was as distinguished as his honesty; a charmer, a war hero and a visionary leader in #Emergency.” Reacting to the post, actor Anupam Kher commented, “Brilliant.”
Milind also posted the photo on Instagram and wrote, “Honoured to be a part of @kanganaranaut ’s directorial #Emergency and play the role of Sam Manekshaw, the man who, with his wit and gallantry, led India to victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war!”
So far, Kangana has revealed the first looks of several characters in Emergency. In the film, Kangana will play the role of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, while Shreyas Talpade will essay the role of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Anupam will play revolutionary leader J P Narayan and Mahima Chaudhry will be seen as cultural activist and Indira Gandhi’s confidante Pupul Jayakar.
Billed as the story of a watershed moment in the political history of India, the movie is written and directed by Kangana. Ritesh Shah has penned the screenplay and dialogues of the film. A Manikarnika Films presentation, Emergency is produced by Renu Pitti and Kangana. The team has commenced the filming of the project. This marks Kangana’s first solo directorial.
Kangana was last seen in Dhaakad, which failed to impress at the box office. She will be seen in Tejas, in which she will be portraying the role of an Indian Air Force pilot. Directed by Sarvesh Mewara, the official release date of the film is still awaited.
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