In a conversation with a leading tabloid, Vidya Balan revealed that Indira Gandhi biopic will be made into a web series as the material to be shown in too vast.
Vidya Balan will play Indira Gandhi in an adaptation of journalist Sagarika Ghose’s book Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister. The book has the 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 dangerous religious politics.
When she announced the news, fans and critics both agreed that she is the perfect choice to play the Iron Lady of India. Then, there was a debate where it would be made as a film or a web series.
Vidya said that “There is too much material for it be made into a film. So, we decided to turn it into a web series. We don’t know how many seasons we will be allotted to it. We are in the process of putting together a team.”
What we also got to know is that Ronnie Screwvala will be producing the series and the project is still in the research stage with no official dates as to when the production will begin.
When asked if the team will approach the Gandhi family for permission to make the web series, Vidya confidently stated that they don’t need permissions since the web series is “based on a book and we have the rights to it.”