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Kangana Ranaut on directing Emergency: This is by far the greatest time of my life

The actress had also co-directed her 2019 film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

Kangana Ranaut on directing Emergency: This is by far the greatest time of my life

  • Shilpa S

Last Updated: 07.31 AM, Jul 16, 2022

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Kangana Ranaut is gearing up to tackle her first solo directorial venture with Emergency. The film will see the actress essay the role of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Kangana recently opened up about why she decided to turn director once again for the upcoming film and spoke of the incredible support she received from those around her.

Taking to Instagram, the actress spoke of how ‘overwhelmed’ she felt seeing the responses to her first look from the film, which she released recently. Kangana said that one of the biggest reasons for her confidence and ambition was the support and guidance she received from the ‘incredible’ people around her. “This is by far the greatest time of my life”, she wrote, adding that she was thankful for the team behind the film.

Check out Kangana’s post below:

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In a statement, Kangana spoke of why she decided to return to the director’s chair for Emergency. The actress had co-directed the 2019 film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which also saw her star as the titular protagonist. Calling the film a blockbuster, Kangana said that she’d wanted to direct another film after seeing the encouraging responses Manikarnika got from audiences. But her plans were put on the backburner due to her acting commitments. The actress believed that she had a fair understanding of the ‘pulse of the audience’ and said that audiences seemed to be looking for something that would stimulate their ‘intellectual side’, rather than their sensual side. “They want to involve themselves much more with the narrative and the narrative should also be focused on them”, she said.

Calling the Emergency period an ‘undeniable part of recent history’, Kangana believed the film would definitely ‘click’ with audiences. The massive responses from audiences for the teaser validated that it was something ‘people starved for’, she added.

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