Vidya Balan in an author-backed role like that of Tumhari Sulu. The actress has delighted us in many a role, be it in Kahaani, The Dirty Picture, Begum Jaan, Ishqiya, Bhool Bhulaiyaa to her beginning in Parineeta. Vidya Balan told us, “Indira Gandhi. I long to play Indira Gandhi.”
Vidya Balan had been offered the role of Indira Gandhi, the late prime minister of India who was also the only woman PM of India. It was to be directed by Manish Gupta, but it seems the film didn’t work out. Says Vidya, “I’ve been offered the role of Indira Gandhi a couple of times but it’s not really worked out so far in terms of script. Maybe someone writes a good script someday….”
When we asked Vidya if she admired the late prime minister, she replied, “Yeah. I just find her a formidable force. And when we think of a powerful name in the country Indira Gandhi’s name is foremost and the only woman prime minister we’ve had. So, I’d love to play Indira Gandhi.