Not Playing Indira Gandhi in Her Biopic, Vidya Balan Clarifies

National award-winning Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has clarified that she hasn’t yet made up her mind to play former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in a new film which would be a biopic on Jawaharlal Nehru’s illustrious daughter.

Television producer-turned-author Sagarika Ghose has penned the book Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime-Minister. The film-making rights of the book have just been acquired jointly by Vidya and her producer husband Siddharth Roy Kapoor.

Amid rumours that the actress, who won the national award for ‘best actress’ for her portrayal of Tamil sizzler ‘Silk’ Smitha’s life in Milan Luthria’s The Dirty Picture, the Palakkad-born 39-year old actress has confirmed that it was true that she has acquired the film-making rights of the book. She, however, stopped short of confirming that she would play the lead role in the biopic.

“I have always wanted to play ‘iron lady’ Indira Gandhi on-screen; after all, which actress won’t love to do so? I and Siddharth haven’t yet decided whether to produce a feature film based on the book or make a web-serial. I can’t confirm that I’d star in it but can only say that we would either make a film or a web-serial very soon,” she said.