Ekta Kapoor’s ALTBalaji is all set to make a web series on Indira Gandhi and with the announcement shared by Ekta, it seems that the series will follow the events of Emergency that began in 1975 and ended in 1977.
Ekta Kapoor shared on Instagram, “Time for Verdict2. The public praised and criticized Indira Gandhi as a woman. Our most ambitious story … is based on books in-the-stellar. “He shared the cover pictures of two books with this caption – The Case That Shock India and Emergency Retold.
The show appears to be the next chapter in The Verdict series for streaming platforms. The first chapter of the show aired in 2019 and after the Nanavati case. The show was titled The Verdict – State vs Nanavati and starred Manav Kaul, Sumit Vyas, Elli Avram, Angad Bedi and Kubera Sait.
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut had also recently announced that she would play the role of Indira Gandhi in a period film. Kangana had earlier said in a statement, “This is not Indira Gandhi’s biopic. It is a grand period film. To be precise, it is a political drama which will help my generation to understand the socio-political scenario of present India. The film is being played by Sai Kabir.
Vidya Balan had earlier announced that she is set to play the role of former PM in a web series but there has not been much development on that front.
Madhur Bhandarkar’s 2017 film Indu Sarkar was set during the Emergency and it generated some controversies from political organizations.