Acclaimed actress 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."
"I am happy to have acquired the rights to Sagarika Ghose's "Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister", 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, a National Award winner, said in a statement on Tuesday.
Ghose, elated about signing the contract, wrote, "Most excited to see 'Indira' on-screen!" She also called Vidya an "ace". The book, published by Juggernaut Books, is a no-holds-barred biographical portrait that looks for answers to lingering issues: from why Indira Gandhi revoked the Emergency to her son Sanjay's curious grip over her; and from her bad marriage and love affairs to her dangerous religious politics.
"Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister" was pitched by the publishers to the film and screen community at the Word to Screen Market 2017, organized by the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.
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