Indian origin US filmmaker Krishna Shah, is planning to cast Bollywood stunner, Priyanka Chopra in the lead role in a biopic on late prime minister Indira Gandhi. The film will be titled ‘Mother: The Indira Gandhi Story’. It is gonna be a big budget flick divided into two parts. Shah is working on the casting with Academy Award winning make-up artiste Jenny Shircore.
Shircore believes that Priyanka is the only Bollywood actress whom she can make look like Indira Gandhi after some prosthetic work on her face, Shircore says Priyanka’s face matches that of the late prime minister.
Shah said in a 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,”
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.
There are several changes made in the script of the movie.
“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,” said Shah.
Waow!! Now this flick sounds super interesting. I am sure Piggy Chops will do an amazing job.