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Priyanka Chopra as Indira Gandhi in a biopic!

Published: Monday, August 23, 2010, 10:04 [IST]

Priyanka Chopra's plate is full with offers for roles in movies till the end of 2011. Adding to the lot is an offer from Krishna Shah, a US based filmmaker. The director has Priyanka Chopra in mind for the leading character in a biopic on Indira Gandhi, the late prime minister of India, after Madhuri Dixit stepped back from the project due to some personal reasons.

Named Mother: The Indira Gandhi Story, the project is supposedly a big-budget one. The movie on the life of India Gandhi, a mighty political personality, would be made into two parts and is touted to have epical attributes.

Krishna Shah is in talks with the renowned make-up artiste Jenny Shircore, an Academy Award winner. He rests his choice on Priyanka after seeing the photographs of some Bollywood actresses. With some prosthetic makeup on her face, Priyanka can retain the look of Indira Gandhi, believes the director.

Madhuri Dixt, the diva of the 90s, could not work in the project because her mother-in-law is ill. However, Shah is in talks with other stars like Emily Watson, Albert Finney, Tommy Lee Jones and Tom Hanks to play other roles in the movie. The first part of the biopic will show the political career of the Iron Lady, as Indira Gandhi was known, and the second part will be based on her personal life.

Topics: mother the indira gandhi story, madhuri dixit, priyanka chopra
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