Kangana Ranaut seeks nod to shoot Emergency inside Parliament premises: Sources

new Delhi: Actress Kangana Ranaut has sought permission from the Lok Sabha Secretariat to shoot her upcoming film ‘Emergency’ in the Parliament complex. Sources gave this information on Sunday. His letter is under consideration but he is unlikely to be granted permission, he said.

He said that in her letter to the Lok Sabha Secretariat, Ranaut has requested that she be allowed to shoot a film based on the Emergency inside the Parliament complex. Generally, private entities are not allowed to do shooting or videography inside the Parliament complex. Sources told PTI that if it is being done for some official or government work then it is a different matter.

He said mainly state broadcaster Doordarshan and Sansad TV are allowed to shoot programs or events inside Parliament. He said that there is no precedent of a private party being allowed to shoot inside Parliament for personal work.

The shooting of ‘Emergency’ began in June this year. The film is directed, produced and written by Ranaut. She is also playing the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who imposed Emergency in the country in 1975, in the film. ‘Emergency’ is presented as the story of a historic moment in the political history of India.

‘Emergency’ marks one of the most important periods in Indian political history that changed the way we look at power and that is why I decided to tell this story. It came into vogue at that time.

Emergency was imposed by Gandhi from June 25, 1975 to March 21, 1977. During the period of 21 months, the fundamental rights of the people were put under strict restrictions.

Following the lifting of the Emergency, Gandhi called for Lok Sabha elections, in which his Congress party was routed – the first since the country’s independence in 1947 – by the combined opposition of the Janata Party.