Actress Vidya Balan who was last seen in Suresh Triveni’s Tumhari Sulu, is all set to essay the role of Indira Gandhi, India’s first and only woman Prime Minister till date. The actress recently acquired the adaptation rights of Sagarika Ghose’s book Indira, India’s most powerful Prime Minister. While speaking about the challenging role, Vidya admitted that it is her long cherished dream to grab an opportunity to portray Gandhi on screen, “I am happy to have acquired the rights to Sagarika Ghose’s Indira because I have always wanted to play Indira Gandhi. I haven’t decided yet whether it should be a film or a web series, but that will take a while anyway,” Vidya stated in a statement.

In the meantime, Sagarika Ghose took to Twitter to share her excitement.