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Vidya Balan to play Indira Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

is all set to play the role of Indira Gandhi, India's first and only woman prime minister till date.

The actor, who has acquired the adaptation rights of Sagarika Ghose's book "Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister", said it was her long cherished dream to portray on screen.

"I am happy to have acquired the rights to Sagarika Ghose's 'Indira' because I have always wanted to play Indira I haven't decided yet whether it should be a or a web series, but that will take a while anyway," Vidya said in a statement.

Ghose took to to share her excitement.

"Elated to announce that I just signed the contract for the movie rights of my book 'Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister' with and Productions. Most excited to see 'Indira' on screen!" she wrote.

Vidya, 39, was last seen in the role of a middle class housewife in "Tumhari Sulu".

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:01 IST