Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit is all set to essay the role of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi in a two-part biopic by filmmaker Krishna Shah.
The Golden Globe nominated Shah has been writing the script of the film Mother: The Indira Gandhi Story for last 23 years and he now plans to bring it onscreen by the end of 2011, Variety magazine reported.
The renowned director-producer, who has earned critical acclaim both on Broadway and in Hollywood, has roped in Dixit to play the lead in his ambitious project.
Shah hopes to begin shooting in April in India and also plans to shoot some parts in the US, UK and Russia.
"It's such an exciting, dramatic story. The canvas of her life is too big to be contained in one film," the writer-director said.
"It will be in Hinglish," Shah said, adding that the film will have no songs and will be different from a Bollywood-style movie.
Shah's direction credits include films like Hard Rock Zombies, American Drive-In, Cinema Cinema and Shalimar.
The 42-year-old Dixit is known for her roles in blockbusters like 'Beta', Tezab', 'Dil' and Devdas'. Her last Bollywood film was 'Aaja Nach Le', which did not do well at the box-office. She lives in the US with her doctor husband Shriram Nene and two sons Arin and Raayan.