Sagarika Ghose's biography on Indira Gandhi to be turned into a movie

Vidya Balan To Star In Film Adaptation Of Indira Gandhi Book

Vidya Balan To Star In Film Adaptation Of Indira Gandhi Book

The book, published by Juggernaut Books, is a no-holds-barred biographical portrait that looks for answers to lingering issues: from why Indira Gandhi revoked the Emergency to her son Sanjay's curious grip over her; and from her bad marriage and love affairs to her unsafe religious politics. The list included Leena Yadav's Tragedy Queen on Meena Kumari, Soham Shah's film on Kiran Bedi, and a debutant director's ambitious project on singer and Padma Bhushan awardee, Begum Akhtar.

Though Vidya Balan, in a statement said it could be a movie or a web series.

It will be based on the book "Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister" by well-known journalist Sagarika Ghose. She said she always wanted to play Indira Gandhi.

Sagarika Ghose's bare-knuckle biography of Indira Gandhi, Indira - India's Most Powerful Prime Minister is set to be adapted to film. The idea of the film was pitched by the publishers to the film community at Word to Screen Market 2017, organized by Jio Mumbai Film Festival.

Ghose took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the signing of the contract with Roy Kapoor Films and Vidya Balan. The book explores the triggers behind the 1975 Emergency, Gandhi's failed marriage, a turbulent relationship with her younger son Sanjay, and her numerous political battles.

Whether Vidya Balan will play Indira Gandhi, the first woman Prime Minister of India is yet to be seen.