Saturday, October 16, 2010

Will Vidya Balan be Krishna Shah’s Indira Gandhi?

It has been almost an year that we have been waiting for filmmaker Krishna Shah’s idea of the film on India’s late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to take a shape but without any progress because of the dearth of a female lead for the same.
Shah has put in a lot of effort into the project with detailed research of Gandhi;s life through interviews with journalists, politicians, bureaucrats, military men, writers and the contemporaries of Indira Gandhi and also books related to her life.

The movie was originally announced by Shah on Indira Gandhi’s 92nd birth anniversary on November 19, 2009 and then much talented Madhuri Dixit was supposed to play the role. Then came a long list of female stars whose names were considered for the role but nothing seemed to materialize. The list included the likes of Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.

The latest to join the row is Vidya Balan but even this could not be worked out because Balan is busy with her dates. She is playing the strong role of a pregnant widow seeking revenge in Sujoy Ghish’s latest venture based on Hollywood film Kill Bill.

If Vidya Balan gives a nod to the role, it will definitely be a visual treat to see a very strong actress portraying such a strong role…..