Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut will soon be stepping into the shoes of former Indian Prime Minister and late Congress leader Indira Gandhi for an upcoming political drama.
Several prominent actors are expected to star alongside her in the biopic, which features Indira Gandhi’s sons Sanjay and Rajiv, and former prime ministers Morarji Desai and Lal Bahadur Shastri, among other prominent characters.
"Yes, we are working on the project and the script is in final stages. It is not the biopic of Indira Gandhi, it is a grand period film, to be precise a political drama that will help my generation to understand (the) socio-political landscape of current India," said Ranaut in a statement.
This is a photoshoot about iconic women I did in the beginning of my career, little did I know one day I will get to play the iconic leader on screen. https://t.co/ankkaNevH2— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) January 29, 2021
The movie is based on a book, however, the actress did not specify its name.
"Many prominent actors will be part of this film and of course I am looking forward to playing the most iconic leader that we have had in the history of Indian politics," she said.
Director Sai Kabir, who worked with Kangana in "Revolver Rani," will write the story, screenplay, and also direct the project.
Kangana is also set to feature in a number of other films in 2021, including "Thalaivi," "Dhaakad," and "Tejas." She already has many successful projects under her name like "Queen," "Tanu Weds Manu," and its sequel, "Life In A Metro."
Her fans have expressed excitement on Twitter about her portraying Gandhi. One posted, "It is an absolute treat," while another wrote, "A role she was born to play."
#KanganaRanaut to play Indira Gandhi in political period drama. It's not the biopic of Indira Gandhi, it is a grand period film to be precise a political drama that will help generation to understand (the) socio-political landscape of current India. All the best @KanganaTeam ❤️💥 pic.twitter.com/S4miphWIJ2— Aryan Rajput (@AryanRajput21) January 29, 2021
Universe always listens 🤧— 𝙉𝙖𝙫𝙞 (@NaviKRStan) January 29, 2021
Manikarnika Films officially announced a grand political drama today where Kangana Ranaut will be playing Indira Gandhi, can't wait to see her bring Indira alive onscreen. As I said earlier , it's the role she is born to play https://t.co/wzMxmJkSyo pic.twitter.com/R69ZX1ZsrF