Vidya Balan is all set to play former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in a project based on journalist-author Sagarika Ghose’s book “Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister.”
While speaking about the challenging role, Vidya admitted that it is her long cherished dream to grab an opportunity to portray Gandhi on screen, “I am happy to have acquired the rights to Sagarika Ghose’s Indira because I have always wanted to play Indira Gandhi. I haven’t decided yet whether it should be a film or a web series, but that will take a while anyway,” Vidya stated in a statement.
Ghose took to Facebook to share her excitement. “Elated to announce that I just signed the contract for the movie rights of my book ‘Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister’ with Vidya Balan and Roy Kapur Productions. Most excited to see ‘Indira’ on screen!” she wrote.
Sagarika Ghose received some polarising reviews for her book on Indira Gandhi. Her book tries to draw anecdotes from several historians and biographers’ works over the years. Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister explores the tragic chapters of Gandhi’s failed marriage, her turbulent relationship with her son Sanjay and the possible reasons behind the Emergency that was imposed in 1975, along with Indira’s countless political rivalries.
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