Vidya Balan confirms playing Indira Gandhi in a web-series

Putting an end to all speculations swirling around, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has confirmed starring in an upcoming web-series which will be based on the eventful life of former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi.

The series will be an adaptation of Sagarika Ghose’s popular book Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister. Initially, the makers wanted to adapt the book for a feature film. However, the idea was dropped later due to the large amount of text.

“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 allotted to it. We are in the process of putting together a team,” said Balan.

Ronnie Screwvala will produce the untitled series. More details on the cast and crew are being kept under the wrap.

Besides a web-series on Indira Gandhi, National Film Award-winning actress Vidya Balan is also doing a biopic on late South Indian actor and politician Nandamuri Taraka Rama, also known as NTR.