Bollywood and politics are two worlds where if you are able to carry yourself well you are able to stand among the masses.
Politics has also been an inspiration for a number of filmmakers with Bollywood churning out several films based on fictional and some real-life politicians. In India making movies on politics has always been a controversial subject. Somehow politicians don’t like their life’s being replicated on the silver screen. Even for the actors playing onscreen politicians sometimes becomes too controversial and they have to extra cautious to caricature the persona of a politician. The year 2018, will see some of the interesting line up this year that will see actors playing politicians. Let’s have a look at the list of actors who will be seen portraying the character of a politician on silver screen.
The versatile actress Vidya Balan is set to play Indira Gandhi in an adaptation of journalist Sagarika Ghose’s book Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister. Balan acquired the book rights because she has always wanted to play Indira Gandhi. The movie will explore issues such as the reasons behind the Emergency in 1975, Gandhi’s failed marriage, her turbulent relationship with her son Sanjay, and her numerous political battles.