Vidya Balan is one Bollywood actress who has given life to the characters she essays. The actress who was last seen in Tumhari Sulu has won our hearts right from her first film as the Bengali beauty in Parineeta. The Dirty Picture actress is currently busy promoting her Independence Day release, Mission Mangal.
Mission Mangal is a film based on Indian’s ISRO’s maiden mission to Mars. Vidya will play the role of a scientist in this multi starrer. The film also stars Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menon, Sharman Joshi, Taapsee Pannu and H. G. Dattatreya in pivotal roles.
Vidya has been playing characters based on real-life ones for a few years now and thus biopics keep coming her way. The famous actress is all set to star in Shakuntala Devi biopic.
Besides, Mission Mangal and Shakuntala Devi biopic, Vidya will also be seen playing former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi onscreen. Journalist-author Sagarika Ghose had revealed earlier this year that her book, Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister, will be adapted into a film by Vidya Balan and Roy Kapur Films.
Post that, there has been no update about the project.
When Vidya was asked about the film, she said that the film is not likely to take off anytime soon as a lot of work is still pending. Sagarika Ghose’s book has all the stories from the Emergency in 1975 to Indira Gandhi’s failed marriage, her relationship with her son Sanjay Gandhi and her political career.