Kangana Ranaut set to play former PM Indira Gandhi
Actor Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in an upcoming political drama to be directed by Sai Kabir. According to reports, the yet-untitled project is not a biopic and reportedly many prominent actors will be a part of the movie. The film's scripting is currently in the final stages. Here are more details on this.
Ranaut called Gandhi 'the most iconic leader'
Making the announcement, Ranaut wrote on Twitter, "Happy to announce my dear friend Sai Kabir and I are collaborating on a political drama. Produced by Manikarnika Films. Written and Directed by Sai Kabir (sic)." In a statement, the actor has called Gandhi "the most iconic leader that we have had in the history of Indian politics (sic)."
Not a biopic of Indira Gandhi, she clarified
Ranaut added in her statement, "Yes, we are working on the project and the script is in the 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 socio-political landscape of current India (sic)," she said. She added the film is based on a book.
Ranaut shares throwback picture dressed as Gandhi
Film to cover several significant events from Indian history
The period film will be mounted on a large scale and will have many actors portraying political leaders such as Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Morarji Desai, and Lal Bahadur Shastri, among others. It is being said that it will cover a number of significant events from Indian political history, including the National Emergency and Operation Blue Star.
What else is Ranaut up to?
Apart from the said project, Ranaut is also awaiting the release of her film Thalaivi, which is based on the life of late actor-turned-politician and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. She also has Dhaakad and Tejas in the pipeline. The actor also recently announced that she will star in Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda, the second installment in the Manikarnika franchise.