It seems Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is all set to play Indira Gandhi in adaptation of Sagarika Ghose’s biography.
Vidya Balan will play Indira Gandhi in an adaptation of journalist Sagarika Ghose’s book “Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister”. The book explores issues such as the reasons behind the Emergency in 1975, Gandhi’s failed marriage, her turbulent relationship with her son Sanjay, and her numerous political battles.
Ghose had tweeted about the deal.
Just signed the contract for movie rights for my book "Indira, India's Most Powerful PM" with @vidya_balan and @roykapurfilms! Utterly elated!! Look fwd to seeing INDIRA on screen! @juggernautbooks #IndiraTheMovie
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) January 10, 2018
In the past, Gandhi has been played by Supriya Vinod, in Jabbar Patel’s Yashwantrao Chavan (2014) and Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar (2017).
Vidya Balan, who always wanted to play Indira Gandhi, was happy to have acquired the book rights. However, she also hinted that the movie may not necessarily be made into a movie.
“I haven’t decided yet whether it should be a film or a web series, but that will take a while anyway,” revealed Balan.
Well, if it indeed gets made into a movie, I’m sure it will have its share of controversies.