Vidya Balan to play Indira Gandhi: Do you think it's good casting?

Esequiel Farfan
Enero 13, 2018

Sagarika Ghose's book has all the stories from Emergency in 1975 to Indira Gandhi's failed marriage, her not so good relationship with her son Sanjay Gandhi and her political career. She said she always wanted to play Indira Gandhi. Now, we've learnt that the actress has finally chose to feature in a true-life story and it's none of the above. It will be interesting to watch if this historical drama film will be able to spread its magic on the box office and whether Vidya Balan will able to essay India's first woman Prime Minister- Indira Gandhi's strong persona on screen. The book was recently pitched to filmmakers and writers at the Word to Screen Market 2017 at the Mumbai Film Festival.

It will be based on the book "Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister" by well-known journalist Sagarika Ghose. I haven't decided the details of the project yet.

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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 risky religious politics. In the recent past, actress Supriya Vinod has played Gandhi in Jabbar Patel's 2014 film, Yashwantrao Chavan, and in Madhur Bhandarkar's controversial political-drama Indu Sarkar that released a year ago. In a statement on January 9, she revealed, "I am happy to have acquired the rights to Sagarika Ghose's Indira..., because I have always wanted to play Indira Gandhi".

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