Indira Gandhi’s life will soon be seen on the silver screen. The film will be based on journalist-author Sagarika Ghose’s book “Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister.
According to reports, Vidya Balan will play the role of the Indira Gandhi. While confirming the news, Vidya said in a statement, “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.”
Even Sagarika too took to her Facebook and announced this great news. 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!”
She also called Vidya an ace. Soon after this news broke, congratulatory messages started pouring in on social media. Replying to a tweet, Sagarika wrote, “You know not only is @vidya_balan a superb Indira, I’ve always thought @AkshayeOfficial looked a bit like Feroze Gandhi!”
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.
Well, we are damn excited to watch Vidya in Indira Gandhi’s role.>