Saturday, July 20, 2019 | ePaper
Vidya Balan as Indira Gandhi in a biopic
Powerhouse of talent Vidya Balan will essay former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in an adaptation of a book titled â€˜Indira: Indiaâ€™s Most Powerful Prime Minister.â€™ However, if the latest report is anything to go by, the book will be adapted into a web-series. According to a report in mid-day.com Vidya said the book will be adapted into a web-series and not a film because of the vast material.
Ronnie Screwvala is on board the film as a producer. Vidya who has played Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture has a number of big films to her credit. She began her acting career with TV shows. She was one of the prominent characters in Zee TVâ€™s Hum Panch produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor in 1995.
Later, she made her big screen debut with a Bengali film titled Bhalo Theko in 2003.
Two years later, she made her Hindi film debut with Pradeep Sarkarâ€™s Parineeta. Subsequently, she went on to deliver hits like Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Guru, The Dirty Picture, Paa and Kahaani etc.
She has also been a part of films such as Salaam-E-Ishq, Eklavya: The Royal Guard, Heyy Babyy, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Halla Bol, Kismat Konnection, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Bobby Jasoos, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, Te3n, Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh, Begum Jaan and Tumhari Sulu.