As a 90’s kid, I was always very smitten by Mahima Chaudhry, especially after watching Pardes. I have grown up watching some amazing films that Mahima has been a part of, be it Lajja, Dhadkan, Om Jai Jagdish, or others. Now that she will be seen in an impactful role in Emergency only excites me to know that this generation will know about the gorgeous actress’s acting prowess. Today, when Kangana Ranaut announced that Mahima will be seen playing the role of Pupul Jayakar in her directorial, the fan in me couldn’t help but get super excited. Well, with a poster so striking, who wouldn’t?

Check out the poster here:

For those who don’t know, Mahima as Pupul will be seen playing a confidante to Kangana who essays the role of Indira Gandhi. Pupul who was an author and also a cultural activist was the woman who witnessed it all and wrote it for the world about the iron lady. On being a part of this film, Mahima Chaudhry says,

Working with Kangana is an experience because she wears so many hats with such great ease. She is playing such an important political character, Mrs Indira Gandhi. She is directing it herself and producing it. I get a lot of strength looking at her and the way she functions. Pupul Jayakar was Mrs Indira Gandhi’s childhood friend so my scenes are the ones where you get to see the non-political side of this great statesman and controversial political leader during the time of Emergency. They are very open and honest with each other. You see a very different side of Mrs Gandhi. It’s very interesting to play this character and it’s been a wonderful experience working on this.

Talking about bringing Mahima on board Kangana says,

Pupul Jayakar was an author, a very close friend of Mrs Gandhi and has also written her autobiography. Mrs Gandhi confided in her about everything. If there is one thread that runs through the film and connects the audiences to the inner world of Mrs Gandhi, then it’s the character of Pupul Jayakar. Even though the film is a first-person account, it is not a film where somebody is the narrator. Mrs Gandhi’s interactions with Pupul are the most soulful. They shed light on how she confided her deepest darkest secrets to Pupul Jayakar. This makes her character an important person in the film called Emergency.”

Watch the film’s teaser here:

Emergency also stars Anupam Kher as leader JP Narayan, while Shreyas Talpade will be seen playing Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the project. What makes Emergency all the more special is that it is being directed by Kangana and also produced by the actress along with Renu Pitti under the Manikarnika Films banner. The screenplay and dialogues are done by Ritesh Shah. I have to say the amazing actors Kangana has gotten on board for this film only makes me look forward to it.