MUMBAI: Vidya Balan is all set to win audiences playing the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in a web series. Vidya will portray the role of the eminent politician in a web series based on Sagarika Ghose’s book, Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister. Though earlier it was said that the same would be made in a film, Vidya reportedly mentioned the reason why it would now be made in a web series.
Confirming the same, Vidya said in an interview with a daily, “There is too much material for it to 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.”
The show will reportedly be produced by Ronnie Screwvala. The web series may take a while as the material is still being put together. When quizzed if the makers would seek permissions from the Gandhi family before they begin filming, Vidya said that won’t be done as that they already have the rights of the book. It would be interesting to see Vidya play such an important character in her workspace.