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Ritesh Batra to direct Vidya Balan’s web series on Indira Gandhi

Vidya Balan-starrer web series on Indira Gandhi, with Vidya Balan as the former prime minister, will be directed by Ritesh Batra.

tv Updated: Aug 19, 2019 17:27 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Ritesh Batra will direct the web series on Indira Gandhi with Vidya Balan in the lead.
Ritesh Batra will direct the web series on Indira Gandhi with Vidya Balan in the lead.
         

Ritesh Batra of The Lunch Box and Photograph fame will be directing Vidya Balan’s debut web series on Indira Gandhi. Vidya has bought the rights to Sagarika Ghose’s book, Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister on which the series will be based.

“Ritesh is directing the series,” a source close to the development said. Vidya, who was seen in the recently released film Mission Mangal, had earlier told PTI in an interview, the project has been under development for a while courtesy its subject.

“I am doing a web series and it is my debut, Ronnie Screwvala is producing it. It is taking a long time to put it together as there is so much material. “The web series requires a lot of work. So it is taking time but let’s see. I hope it doesn’t take longer,” the actor had said.

Vidya will also be playing Math wizard Shakuntala Devi in a biopic. “It was amazing to know that someone who is known as a human computer is so much fun. She had a crazy side to her. I think math was the only straight side to her and this makes her life so fascinating. She is fun. And I never associate math with fun,” Vidya said in an earlier interview.

First Published: Aug 19, 2019 17:27 IST