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Vidya Balan to play Indira Gandhi

Movie based on a no-holds-barred biography that looks for answers to lingering issues: from why Indira Gandhi revoked the Emergency to her son Sanjay’s curious grip over her

IANS
12:00 January 11, 2018

Vidya Balan will play former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on-screen 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 ..., 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,” Balan, an Indian National Award-winner, said in a statement.

Ghose said: “Most excited to see Indira on-screen!”

She also called Balan 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, organised by the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.