Indira Gandhi is one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. She has been the subject of many Indian films from ‘Aandhi’ to ‘Indu Sarkar’ just a few years ago. Now, prolific producer Ekta Kapoor has announced that her company ALTBalaji is set to make a series about the former Prime Minister during The Emergency from 1975 to 1977.
The producer took to her Instagram to share the news with her followers.
“Time for Verdict2. The People v/s Indira Gandhi. A woman of worth admiration and critique. Our most ambitious story to tell… based on these in-depth stellar books,” stated Kapoor.
In the post, Kapoor shared the cover images of two books written about The Emergency: ‘The Case that Shook India’ by Prashant Bhushan and ‘Emergency Retold’ by Kuldip Nayar.
It appears from Kapoor’s announcement that the story of The Emergency will be the second part of the mega successful ‘The Verdict’ series that streamed online in 2019. The first part of ‘The Verdict’ followed the story of the Nanavati case.
The Emergency refers to the period of Indian history where Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency across India for 21 months. The period saw many of Gandhi’s opposition imprisoned and much of the media censored. There is yet to be news of any casting decisions for the role.