Vidya Balan set to play powerful role of Indira Gandhi

Award winning actress Vidya Balan is set to play former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi onscreen in a project based on journalist-author Sagarika Ghoses book “Indira: Indias Most Powerful Prime Minister”

In a statement Vidya said: “I am happy to have acquired the rights to Sagarika Ghose’s ‘Indira…’, 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,”

Ghose, praised Vidya and shared how she felt by writing: “Most excited to see ‘Indira’ on-screen!”

The book, which is 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.

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