Vidya Balan takes the web route! Indira Gandhi biopic to be released as a web series

Vidya Balan's Indira Gandhi biopic to be made into a web series

Vidya Balan Vidya Balan takes the web route! Indira Gandhi biopic to be released as a web series Source : Press

The internet seems to be the fastest route for the content to reach its audience, as it is devoid of the prolong complexities that the small and the big screen dwell into. As web series endorses real stories that establish a wide connect with the masses, filmmakers and actors leave no stone unturned to venture into the realm without having to compromise on content that are beyond the constricted Indian sensibilities.


According to the reports, a biopic on the Iron Lady Of India, Indira Gandhi is currently underway and Vidya Balan will be featured in the coveted role. The biopic is the on screen adaptation of eminent journalist Sagarika Ghose 's book Indira: India's Most Powerful Prime Minister. The biopic will unravel her personal life and the unresolved issues that questioned Indira Gandhi's political stature.


Earlier, it was reported that the biopic will be released on the big screens, but now, reports suggest that the biopic will release as a web series. During an interaction with a leading tabloid, Vidya Balan pointed out that the subject has vast material and therefore the biopic will be made into a web series.


"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 allotting to it. We are in the process of putting together a team," said Vidya.


Adding further, Vidya said that her desire to portray one of the powerful personalities of the Indian history is finally getting manifested. Moreover, Vidya revealed that the web series will be bankrolled by Ronnie Screwvala. She said, "We have to do a lot more research. Developing the script will take long, as there is so much information on her. We can't put a timeline as to when the project will go on floors."


On being quizzed about whether Gandhi family's permission is a requisite before marching ahead with the project, Vidya said, "We don't require permission, as it's based on a book and we have the rights to it."


Well, it would be intriguing to see Vidya Balan donning the avatar of The Iron Lady Of India in the web series.