News|August 24, 2010 1:38 am

Does Priyanka Chopra Look Like Indira Gandhi?


After Katrina’s look like image of Priyanka Gandhi in Rajneeti, now its turn for Priyanka Chopra to play another Gandhi character in her next under Krishna Shah directorial. She will not be playing Sonia Gandhi, but the actress has been approached to play Indira Gandhi.

Buzz up is that Priyank Chopra has been approached by the Indian origin US filmmaker, Krishna Shah for the lead role in a biopic of late Prime Minister, Indira Gnadhi. Krishna approached Priyanka when he saw some photos of the Bollywood actresses. Shah said in his statement,

“Yes, I am in conversation with Jenny who thinks that Priyanka is the one who can fit in the character of Indira, but it will be too premature to talk about casting as we have not approached anybody as yet.”

The movie will be divided into two parts, first part will be based on Indira Gandhi’s life till the 1971 war, while part two will look more into her personal life as a mother to her sons — Rajiv, who succeeded her as the prime minister, and Sanjay Gandhi. Shah is reportedly also in conversation with other actors like Albert Finney, Emily Watson, Tom Hanks and Tommy Lee Jones to play other characters in the film. Krishna said,

“The script has been reworked after I got my hands on Richard Nixon’s personal tapes related to the 1971 Bangladesh War. My research has changed the script a lot and now we are looking at casting an appropriate face for Indira Gandhi’s character.”

Earlier Madhuri Dixit was approached for the role, bur because of her personal grounds the actress back-out from the project.

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