In her upcoming film Emergency, director Kangana Ranaut announced on Thursday that actor Milind Soman will play Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Kangana also unveiled Milind’s first look from the movie on Instagram. Milind appeared in the poster wearing a uniform and sporting the recognizable moustache of Sam Manekshaw.
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!”
Earlier, Kangana 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 a cultural activist and Indira Gandhi’s confidante Pupul Jayakar.
Kangana is the writer and director of the film, which is billed as telling the tale of a turning point in Indian political history. The movie’s dialogues and screenplay are written by Ritesh Shah. Emergency is a Manikarnika Films production that was created by Renu Pitti and Kangana. The group has started filming the project. This is Kangana’s first independent film to direct.