Ace actress Vidya Balan who is riding high on success with back to back hit movies will next be seen playing former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi onscreen. The movie will be an adaptation of journalist-author Sagarika Ghose's book "Indira: Indias Most Powerful Prime Minister". The National Award winner in her statement quoted she have always wanted to play Indira Gandhi;
Ghose called Vidya an "ace" and also wrote while signing the contract: "Most excited to see ‘Indira' on-screen!". The author took her excitement to microblogging website Twitter quoting;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.
https://twitter.com/sagarikaghose/status/951037699313475585 The book has been published by Juggernaut Books, is a no-holds-barred biographical portrait that looks for answers to lingering issues such as: 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 dangerous religious politics? "Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister" was actually pitched by the publishers to the film and screen community at the Word to Screen Market 2017. The event was organized by the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. Vidya, 39, was last seen in the role of a middle-class housewife in Tumhari Sulu.Just signed the contract for movie rights for my book "Indira, India's Most Powerful PM" with @vidya_balan and @roykapurfilms! Utterly elated!! Look fwd to seeing INDIRA on screen! @juggernautbooks #IndiraTheMovie