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Madhuri Dixit to play Indira Gandhi in Mother: The Indira Gandhi Story

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She has been the eternal 'Dhak Dhak' girl who ruled every human heart with her 'Ek Do Teen' number! She is none other than the eternal gorgeous Madhuri Dixit, who is now all set to play the role of the iconic (late Prime Minister) Indira Gandhi, in the biopic that is being made by the renowned director Krishna Shah. The two-part motion picture titled Mother: The Indira Gandhi Story was announced on her 92nd birth anniversary, which was on November 19th.

If the market buzz is to be believed, then, Hollywood stars Tom Hanks (as Lyndon Baines Johnson) is most likely to be a part of the film. Not just that, Tommy Lee Jones is being told as someone who was approached for an important role (to play Richard Nixon) in the film. On the Bollywood front, news has it that, Dharmendra, Abhay Deol and Nana Patekar have been approached to play Motilal Nehru, Rajiv Gandhi and Jai Prakash Narayan respectively!

Director Krishna Shah, who is known for his extensive research, has left no stone unturned while doing his research on Indira Gandhi, for the last 20 years by reading books on her, doing interviews with politicians, journalists, bureaucrats, writers, military men and Indira Gandhi's contemporaries. While the pre-production has already been done, the film will go on floors in mid 2010. The film is to be extensively shot in India, U.K, U.S.A and Russia.

Talking about the film, an excited Krishna Shah said, ''I have followed Indira Gandhi's life through media, books and critics. It's such an exciting and dramatic story. I want the future generation to know her story. A whole new generation has grown and matured since her assassination and through this film, I hope to connect people with their history and legacy.'' In order to do justice to the sweep of Indira Gandhi's remarkable life, the story will be a two-part film; Shah has split the film in two parts. While the first part will unfold her story from her birth to her emergence as 'Maa Durga' (Goddess of War) after her victory against Pakistan in the 1971 war, the second part will cover the political span of the rise of her son Sanjay Gandhi under Indira to her assassination.

Sources close to the filmmaker also revealed that the said film will have every element of an epic film - passion, love, marriage, motherhood, personal tragedy, revenge, and martyrdom. Needles to say, every viewer will be indeed waiting with bated beat to see the Madhuri not just back on the silver screen, but also as the legendary India Gandhi!


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