Vidya Balan As Indira Gandhi, Not A Film But Web Series

Vidya Balan has finally decided that the biopic on Mrs Indira Gandhi that she's making will not be a feature film. The decision was taken only last week and SpotboyE.com is the first to bring it to you...

So, we know that the Tumhari Sulu star has acquired the adaptation rights of journalist Sagarika Ghose’s book Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister. However, there was speculation if Vidya would indeed play the title role herself. SpotboyE.com was the first to tell you that she indeed would.

Vidya Balan And Indira Gandhi
Vidya Balan And Indira Gandhi

Then there was speculation that whether the biopic would be a feature film or web series. We are breaking the news to you now that it is not a film but web series.

Vidya has been excited about playing Indira Gandhi on-screen for quite some time. SpotboyE.com had been following the story since January 2015. This is when Rahasya director Manish Gupta had approached Vidya to play the Iron Lady of India. Vidya was initially sceptical but gave Manish a chance. When she read the script, she was blown away (it was that good). Manish tried in all earnestness to get a nod of approval from then ruling Congress Party Chief, Sonia Gandhi. In July 2015, we told you that Gandhi’s office had shown the red flag to the director.That was the last we heard of the movie. But, fortunately, it wasn’t the last we heard of Vidya’s burning desire to play India’s first female PM on celluloid.   

Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

Anyway, so now you know that where you will watch Vidya Balan getting into Mrs Gandhi's shoes. The director of the web series is yet to be finalised.

Sagarika Ghose Book On Indira Gandhi
Sagarika Ghose Book On Indira Gandhi

It helps that Sagarika’s book on the former Indian PM has de facto blessings of the Congress party. In fact the book was launched by Congress minister P Chidambaram.


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