Web, as a platform, is luring all the bigwigs of the Indian entertainment industry. Be it TV or Bollywood the digital platform is suddenly ‘the place to be’.
The latest to be bitten by the web bug is Vidya Balan. The talented actress is all set to turn producer with a web series based on Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The biopic web series will be based on Sagarika Ghose’s biography Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister.
Vidya will not be acting in the web series. The actress is said to be keen on making biopic series on personalities such as Indira Gandhi and Lata Mangeshkar.
With this development, Vidya joins the likes of Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra; both are actress-turned-producers. Interestingly, Vidya’s husband Sidharth Roy Kapur is also a producer. His company Roy Kapur Films (RKF) is already in contract with Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd to produce original content. The original content will be streamed as Jio Originals on the Jio Network.
There’s, however, no information on which platform is Vidya planning to produce the series for.