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Priyanka Chopra may play Indira Gandhi
| Updated at: 1554 PST, Friday, August 20, 2010|
MUMBAI: If rumours are anything to go by, desi girl Priyanka Chopra might soon be essaying the role of India’s first women Prime Minister - Indira Gandhi, in a biopic.
Director Krishna Shah opted for Priyanka after Madhuri Dixit declined the offer due to her mother in law’s illness.
We hear that the makers have grand plans for the film and have roped in Hollywood technicians and make-up artists like Jenny Shircore (‘Elizabeth’). The movie titled Mother: The Indira Gandhi Story will also incorporate facts from the personal tapes of former US president Richard Nixon on the 1971 Bangladesh War.
An industry insider said, “Krishna zeroed in on the lead actress after Jenny pointed out that Priyanka has a face that can be matched with Indira’s after a bit of prosthetic work.”
However, director Krishna Shah confirmed that the casting is still on and though Jenny feels Priyanka will be an apt choice, they haven’t approached the actress as yet.
The film will also explore the politician’s personal life. Now the question is if Priyanka accepts the role, will the audience be able to relate to her as Indira Gandhi, as both the women have highly distinct personalities. If Piggy Chops comes on board, playing the character will certainly be very challenging for her.