Bollywood’s beauty Vidya Balan will soon be seen on the digital space after a long time. The actor will be playing the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The actor recently revealed in an interview with a leading newspaper that she will be portraying the former leader in a web series based on Sagarika Ghose’s book, Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister. Earlier there were talks about whether the source material would be developed into a series or a proper feature film. However, Balan said that due to the excessive amount of text, the makers have decided to develop a web series based on the book.
There is too much material for it be made into a film. So, we decided to turn it into a web series. We don’t know how many seasons we will be allotting to it. We are in the process of putting together a team,said the actor. The show will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala. The release date of the project has not been decided yet. When asked whether the makers would be taking permission of the Gandhi family before they begin filming, Vidya said that they will not be seeking approval by them as they already have the book’s rights. Apart from this web series Vidya Balan is also working on the NTR biopic. Talking about this project where the actor will be essaying the role of NTR’s wife Basavatarakam she said that she is very excited about the movie.
It is my first Telugu film, so I am very excited as I have never spoken and delivered dialogues in other languages. I did a small appearance in a Malayalam film but here I have a full-fledged role,the actor said.