Mumbai, 19 August, 2019: 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 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.

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