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Vidya Balan To Play Indira Gandhi In The Movie Adaptation Of Sagarika Ghose’s Book

Vidya Balan At An Awards Function

Senior journalist and writer Sagarika Ghose’s book on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister, is all set to be made into a movie starring Vidya Balan.

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

The film will be bankrolled by Roy Kapur Films, owned by Siddharth Roy Kapur. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Vidya confessed that she was always interested in playing the firebrand leader.


Ghose’s book brings out the life and times of Indira Gandhi as the first woman Prime Minister of India, also deals with turbulent times like the 1975 Emergency and the Operation Blue Star. Known for taking some of the boldest and controversial decisions in politics, the book has Ghose highlighting and decoding the former Prime Minister and her relationships with her family, colleagues, and her public persona.

Reportedly, the movie adaptation of the book, which was published last year by Juggernaut Books, was pitched by the publishers to the film and screen community at the Word to Screen Market 2017, organised by the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.