Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Milind Soman has been roped in to play the role of Sam Manekshaw in Kangana Ranaut’s directorial ‘Emergency’.
Sharing the news, Milind took to Instagram and wrote, “Honoured to be a part of @kanganaranaut ‘s directorial #Emergency and play the role of #SamManekshaw, the man who, with his wit and gallantry, led India to victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war.” He also dropped his look as Sam Manekshaw.
Manekshaw turned into the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army throughout the India-Pakistan War of 1971, and the primary Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of area marshal.
Talking more about Milind’s character, Kangana stated, “Sam Manekshaw was the hero of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. Milind Soman’s overpowering screen presence and talent were ideal for the kind of actor we were looking for to play this important role. Sam Manekshaw had clarity of vision, and was a strong-headed individual and his relevance is huge in the film. The film showcases how two very strong-headed personalities, Mrs Gandhi and Sam Maneskshaw, worked together to fight the war against Pakistan. This chapter of history intrigues me a lot as it delves into how things worked and panned out for them. We are privileged that Milind Sir will be playing this role. I hope this film does justice to his enormous talent and great screen presence.”
‘Emergency’ marks Kangana’s first solo directorial movie in which she may be additionally seen portraying the role of former Indian Prime minister Indira Gandhi. Apart from them, the movie additionally casts Anupam Kher, Mahima Choudhary and Shreyas Talpade in distinguished roles. The official launch date of the film continues to be awaited.