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Vidya Balan set to accomplish long cherished dream, will play Indira Gandhi on screen

PTI
Published Jan 11, 2018, 11:02 am IST
Updated Jan 11, 2018, 11:05 am IST
The actor has acquired the adaptation rights of Sagarika Ghose's book 'Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister.'
Vidya Balan has often expressed her desire to play Indira Gandhi and earlier had said, she'll do it with the right permissions.
 Vidya Balan has often expressed her desire to play Indira Gandhi and earlier had said, she'll do it with the right permissions.

Mumbai: Actor Vidya Balan is all set to play the role of Indira Gandhi, India's first and only woman prime minister till date.

The actor, who has acquired the adaptation rights of Sagarika Ghose's book 'Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister', said it was her long cherished dream to portray Gandhi on screen.

 

"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," Vidya said in a statement.

Ghose took to Facebook to share her excitement.

"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 wrote.

 

Vidya, 39, was last seen in the role of a middle class housewife in 'Tumhari Sulu'.

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