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