Vidya Balan to play Indira Gandhi on screen

Acclaimed and celebrated actress Vidya Balan will play former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi onscreen in a project based on journalist-author Sagarika Ghoses book "Indira: Indias Most Powerful Prime Minister".


Vidya mentioned in an interview that, "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, reciprocated and elated about signing the contract, wrote: "Most excited to see ‘Indira' on-screen!"  She also called Vidya an "ace".

The book is an honest and correct depiction that looks for answers in  many unsolved mysteries: from the reason behind Indira Gandhi initiating the Emergency to her son Sanjay's curious grip over her; and from her unsuccessful and fateful marriage to her fearlessly meddling into crime and politics.