Hansal Mehta to make on-screen adaptation of ‘The Sanjay Gandhi Story’

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is set to make an on-screen adaptation of the biography of politician Sanjay Gandhi penned by late journalist Vinod Mehta. The eminent journalist had given the rights for the book titled ‘The Sanjay Gandhi Story’ to be made into a film, before he passed away in March this year.

The 47-year-old director said Vinod Mehta's book is remarkable as it is engaging, rarely judgemental and based on solid research.

“Sanjay Gandhi, his life and death have always been shrouded in mystery as has been his relationship with India's own Iron lady and his mother, Indira Gandhi. I feel both challenged and privileged to be making this important film,” the National Award-winning director said in a statement.

The biopic will be the first ever film to be made on any member of the Nehru-Gandhi clan.  The project which is still untitled will go on floors after Hansal completes Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Simran’ which will start rolling from October 1 and will be entirely shot in the US.

Meanwhile, the ‘Shahid’director, who is known to make realistic cinemas is also working on a project titled ‘Aligarh’, based on the real life incident of a professor who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation. The film starring Rajkumar Rao and Manoj Bajpai is set to release later this year.