Indira Gandhi’s tenure as the prime minister of the country has been controversial mainly because of her decision to suspend fundamental rights and declare Emergency from 1975-77. Even after three decades it continues to trigger heated political debates. Emergency was not just about Indira Gandhi and her despotism. The younger son of Indira Gandhi, Sanjay, as was said, was the man who was the ‘extra constitutional authority’ who ruled the country. His adventurism, nepotism, authoritarianism love for sycophancy and disdain for dissent are major parts of the literature on emergency. So when a film is made about Emergency, the man who dons the role of the Sanjay would be the key. And in all probability, Neil Nitin Mukesh will depict Sanjay Gandhi, the most controversial, if not hated person during the 70s in National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s next film, ‘Indu Sarkar’.
This could be a career breaker, a turning point in Neil Nitin Mukesh’s acting graph so far. Rumours have been brimming that Neil Nitin Mukesh will take up the role of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s younger son, the late Sanjay Gandhi.
Neil has been doing a lot of reading for the film to ensure he is able to deliver what the film of this magnitude demands. Getting his on-screen look took close to six months to perfect, with prosthetic make-up experts flown in from abroadA Source to Hindustan TImes
In a perfect recreation. Neil Nitin Mukesh seems to have come up with the perfect makeover to look exactly like Sanjay Gandhi.
The movie seems to be based on the 21 month emergency period declared by Indira Gandhi from 1975 to 1977, and speculations are that the movie will hit the theatres by mid of 2017. The movie will be shot in New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.