Vidya Balan to play former PM Indira Gandhi


Vidya Balan is all set to play former PM 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.

Sagarika Ghose is elated about signing the contract, she wrote, 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!

In a series of tweet, Ghose expressed her excitement about signing the contract and having Vidya on board.

#You know not only is @vidya_balan a superb Indira, I've always thought @AkshayeOfficial looked a bit like Feroze Gandhi! https://twitter.com/RajeevMasand/status/951076116252389376 …

#It is! @vidya_balan is just such an ace... https://twitter.com/RajeevMasand/status/951076116252389376 …

#Thanks!! Yes, I thought a @NetflixIndia series might be good too Like House of Cards or Crown... https://twitter.com/Manisha_Ahlawat/status/951050071465893888 …

Vidya Balan’s last outing ‘Tumahri Sulu’ was a box-office success.