Vidya Balan To Turn Producer, Will Produce Indira Gandhi Web Series

It’s not  Vidya Balan’s husband Sidharth Roy Kapur who  will produce  the  Indira Gandhi bio-pic based on  journalist-author Sagarika Ghose’s biography Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister.

Vidya Balan herself will produce films now under the banner Vidya Balan Films, quite separate  from her husband’s SRK Productions.

 Says a  source, “Vidya now feels the need to generate content that she would like to be part of . Not that she will star in everything she will produce. But Vidya will most certainly like to do bio-pics on personalities she admires such as Indira Gandhi and Lata Mangeshkar.”

Some years ago Vidya was pencilled in to  do  a bio-pic  on  the legendary Carnatic singer  M S Subbalaxmi and  more recently she had agreed to be part of a bio-pic on author Kamala Das,

 Both projects fell apart , prompting Vidya to take matters into her own hands.

Says  the source, “The Indira Gandhi bio-pic will require  loads  of research on Vidya’s part and her entire dedication for the  next few years. Vidya is  doesn’t  intend to make it as feature film but as  a web series, as the vast stretches of plot and incidents in Mrs Gandhi’s  life cannot be rendered  in two hours.”

Incidentally Vidya Balan is  not the  first actor  to aspire  to play  India Gandhi. Ten years ago Manisha Koirala was all set to play Mrs Gandhi in a bio-pic to be  directed by N Chandra.It never happened.

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