Vidya Balan confirms playing Indira Gandhi in politician’s biopic


Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

Bollywood is known to follow trends. If a certain genre yields profits at the ticket window, you can expect hundreds of other filmmakers jumping on the bandwagon and making films revolving around the same genre.

The latest trend that seems to have caught the fancy of many Hindi filmmakers is churning out politically-charged films, eulogizing certain political figures. Not only filmmakers, but many leading actors are also showing great interest in headlining such ventures.

After The Accidental Prime Minister (2019), Mere Pyare Prime Minister and, of course, the much-publicized upcoming film, PM Narendra Modi, the audience will soon see talented actress Vidya Balan playing a great political leading in an upcoming digital series.

Yes, you heard that right! After a lot of speculations, the National Film Award-winning has finally confirmed that she is gearing up to play former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in her biopic. The biopic is being made as a digital series.

Confirming the news, the Kahaani (2012) actress said, “I am trying to do a web-series which will be based on the life of Indira Gandhiji. As of now, we are trying to do it, but let’s see how it takes shape.”

She went on to add, “So, it takes a lot of time. But when I will do it, I will make sure that it turns out really well.”

On Bollywood front, Vidya Balan will next be seen in the R. Balki-produced sci-fi film, Mission Mangal. Helmed by debutant Jagan Shakti, the much-awaited film also stars Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi and Kirti Kulhari in prominent characters.

Mission Mangal is scheduled to arrive on 15th August, 2019.