Vidya Balan on release of Indira Gandhi web series


Mumbai: Vidya Balan intends to make her digital debut as big as it could get. And she is taking her own time to work on the project meticulously. The Kahaani actress likes to choose her projects with care and when it comes to her digital debut, as a producer and an actress, she probably doesn’t want to take any chances.

Vidya was on a break from the big screen for the past two years after Tumhari Sulu and recently staged a comeback with Mission Mangal. In the interim, she was quietly working on the project that’s quite close to her heart–a web series on late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The process is taking time, but the actress is not hassled about it.

“It’s been around two years since I bought the rights to a book on Indira Gandhi, as I wanted to turn the story into a web series. But at that time, I didn’t realise a web series is a completely different format and involves a lot of work. It’s also taking a little longer as the format itself is quite elaborate. That’s why writing is also taking time, Vidya Balan told Hindustan Times.

Vidya Balan hopes the series is complete in a year or two but is okay with the slow pace. IT will be directed by The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra.

“I don’t know exactly when, but hopefully, in a year or two. Also, there’s so much material when it comes to someone like Indiraji, and we are going through a lot of it. Things are moving a bit slow. However, I am not in any hurry. Main kahaan jaa rahi hoon (smiles).”


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