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Vidya Balan acquires rights for Indira Gandhi book, will play India's Iron Lady

PTI
Published : Jan 11, 2018, 11:12 am IST
Updated : Jan 11, 2018, 11:13 am IST

The actress is all set to play the role of Indira Gandhi, India's first and only woman prime minister till date.

Apart from Indira Gandhi, Vidya Balan has also expressed interest to play Meena Kumari.
 Apart from Indira Gandhi, Vidya Balan has also expressed interest to play Meena Kumari.

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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