Actor Vishak Nair to play Sanjay Gandhi in ‘Emergency’

Vishak Nair

In Kangana Ranaut’s directorial ‘Emergency’ actor Vishak Nair has been roped in to play the role of Sanjay Gandhi.

Taking to Instagram Kangana shared the first look of Vishak and said, “Presenting the powerhouse of talent @nair.vishak as #SanjayGandhi; Sanjay was the soul of Indira … the man she loved and lost.”

Meanwhile, Sanjay Gandhi was the younger son of former late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and was born on 14 December 1946. On 23 June 1980, Sanjay died in an air crash near Safdarjung Airport in New Delhi.

“Sanjay is one of the most crucial people in Mrs. Gandhi’s life. For this, I needed someone who played a man with his innocence intact but who is also shrewd at the same time. He is equally competent and equally passionate,” Kangana said about Sanjay Gandhi.

Kangana further said, “The man needed many shades and can play a whole spectrum of emotions. Sanjay is an extension of his mother. I looked for a face for more than 6 months and I decided to launch him as the face. I am glad that after Avneet I am launching a new face in a very big-scale film. Vishak is a tremendous actor and has done a slew of Malayalam movies. This is his first Hindi film and I am certain he will do great justice to Sanjay’s character.”

The movie ‘Emergency’ is a period movie made on the life of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Kangana itself is playing the role of the former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.

Moreover, Kangana Ranaut dropped the first look at other actors like Anupam Kher, Mahima Chaudhry, and Shreyas Talpade. The release date of the movie is still awaited.

However, Kangana will be also seen in the movie ‘Tejas’ which is directed by Sarvesh Mewara. The movie will feature Ranaut in the role of an Air Force Pilot who chose to rule the skies.