Actor Vishak Nair is the latest addition to the cast of the movie Emergency, led by actor Kangana Ranaut. Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Kangana introduced Vishak and revealed that he will be rehearsing the role of Sanjay Gandhi, politician and son of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. She also gave a glimpse of her first look at the film. (Also read | Kangana Ranaut Introduces ‘Dynamic’ Milind Soman as Sam Manekshaw in Emergency)
Kangana shared a poster of Vishak sporting Sanjay’s famous wide-rimmed glasses and white outfit. She captioned the post: “Featuring the power of talent @nair.vishak as #SanjayGandhi; Sanjay was Indira’s soul… the man she loved and lost… #Emergency.” Reacting to the post, several fans called it “surprising”. One person wrote: “This is amazing.”
Sharing the poster on his Instagram, Vishak wrote: “Truly honored to rehearse the role of #SanjayGandhi – an enigma whose ambition has eclipsed everything.” Reacting to the post, Roshan Mathew commented, “Congratulationssss.” Vishak replied, “Thanks, macha.”
Speaking about the character of Vishak and Sanjay, Kangana said, “Sanjay is one of the most important people in Ms. Gandhi. For that, I needed someone who could play a man with his innocence intact, but also cunning at the same time. He is equally competent and equally passionate. The man needed a lot of shades and could play a whole spectrum of emotions.”
She also said: “Sanjay is an extension of his mother. I searched for a face for over six months and decided to release it as the face. I’m happy that after Avneet I’m putting a new face on a full-scale film. Vishak is a tremendous actor and has made a number of films in Malayalam. This is his first Hindi film and I’m sure it will do Sanjay’s character great justice.”
Vishak added: “It was an amazing experience working on the film. Especially with Kangana Ma’am. It’s been different than what I’ve been a part of in my career. I play a historically significant and enigmatic individual and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such an incredible film. Working with Kangana Ma’am has been an absolute joy and a fantastic learning experience as well. It’s been great to work with such talented artists. I can flex my acting muscles and I haven’t had the opportunity as an actor to push myself in such a role.”
In the film, Kangana will rehearse the role of Indira Gandhi, Anupam Kher will be seen as JP Narayan, Mahima Chaudhry will play Pupul Jayakar, Shreyas Talpade as Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Milind Soman will play Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Emergency was written and directed by Kangana. The film is produced by Renu Pitti and Kangana. The script and dialogue are by Ritesh Shah.