“Emergency”: Kangana Ranaut presents Milind Soman as “visionary leader” Sam Manekshaw

After featuring Mahima Chaudhry, Anupam Kher and Shreyas Talpade as legendary leaders in his film Emergency, Kangana Ranaut recently unveiled Milind Soman’s first look as Marshal Sam Manekshaw. The film, which revolves around former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, was written and directed by Kangana, who also stars in the lead role.

Introducing the “dynamic” Milind Soman, Kangana detailed the pioneering contribution of Sam Manekshaw during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Milind also expressed his gratitude for being drafted as a leader in Emergency.

Milind Soman will play Sam Manekshaw in Kangana Ranaut Emergency

Taking to his Instagram account on Thursday, August 25, Kangana shared Milind’s first poster and wrote, “Featuring the dynamic @milindrunning as #SamManekshaw, the man who helped save the borders of India during the Indo-Pakistani War and whose service was as distinguished as his honesty; a charmer, a war hero and a visionary leader in #Emergency.”

Milind also wrote a note of gratitude during the announcement. “Honored to be part of the #Emergency director of @kanganaranaut and to play the role of #SamManekshaw, the man who with his wit and bravery led India to victory in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971! ” he stated.


Speaking about why she cast Milind for the role, Kangana hailed her “irresistible screen presence and talent.” According PTI, she added: “Sam Manekshaw had a clear vision, was a strong person and his relevance is huge in the film. The film shows how two very strong personalities, Mrs Gandhi and Sam Manekshaw, worked together to wage war against Pakistan. “

Milind also mentioned, “I look forward to working under him. Playing Marshal Sam Manekshaw is a great honor and the greatest responsibility.”

Meanwhile, Anupam Kher will play the role of revolutionary leader JP Narayan, Shreyas Talpade will be seen as Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and finally, Mahima Chaudhry as author Pupul Jayakar. Emergency was financed by Manikarnika Films, while its screenplay and dialogue are by Ritesh Shah.

On the job front, Kangana will also take on the role of an Indian Air Force officer in Tejas. She also has Hindi devotional drama film Sita – The Incarnation In progress.

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