Ma Anand Sheela, who aroused curiosity with her Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country as the confidant of Indian guru Rajneesh or Osho, prefers Alia Bhatt to play her in her biopic, and not Priyanka Chopra. The Quantico actress had announced on The Ellen Show that she will be producing a film on Ma Anand Sheela.
Ma Anand Sheela has sent a legal notice to Priyanka Chopra saying she does not want her to play her part in the biopic, says this report.
“I saw bits of a film that my sister was watching, and I thought, I looked like her when I was young. I asked my sister, ‘Did I look like her when I was young? Do you remember’? And she said, ‘Yes, you do’. I feel she has the spunk in her that I had. Spunk is very necessary and it is very natural, it is not artificial, not cosmetic, it is genuine,” Sheela, in a conversation with Hindustan Times.
In Switzerland, legal notices can be sent even on email, which Ma Anand Sheela did. She sent Priyanka Chopra an email saying she does not give her the permission to play the part of Ma Anand Sheela in the film.
So did Priyanka Chopra respond to her legal notice on email?
“No, never. Not even a courtesy letter that they received my notice but that’s not an issue, maybe she never had the opportunity to meet me or make time to meet me and it is no big issue… not everybody has the time to meet me,” said Sheela.
From 1981 to 1985, she served as the personal secretary of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and managed the Rajneeshpuram ashram in Oregon, United States, where she who headed a huge cult of followers. Sheela was sent to prison for using “bacteria and other methods” to make people ill.