Kareena Kapoor may play Indira Gandhi in movie

MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor is likely to play Indira Gandhi in the much-awaited international biopic Mother: The Indira Gandhi Story.
The international producers had earlier thought of approaching Priyanka Chopra for the role but the film’s Oscar-winning make-up artistes Jenny Shircore and Greg Connam were divided in their opinion.

They are certain that Kapoor can look closer to Indira than Chopra. While Shircore, who won an Academy award for her work in Elizabeth felt that Chopra is the only actress, Connam, who worked on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, thinks that Kapoor is more suited. As of now, the two are seriously looking over Kareena‘s features for a near match before they approach her. 

The film’s director Krishna Shah, who has made films like Shalimar, says, “Can you imagine Gandhi without Ben Kingsley or Nixon without Anthony Hopkins or Patton without George C. Scott? Indira‘s film provides incredible scope for the make-up artistes. Kareena has a strong jaw and deep eyes and the time for make-up will not be taxing.”

Talking about the probable makeup time on Kareena will take, Shah explains, “Indira at 20 will take about an hour, she at 50 about two hours while she at 67 will take three hours because of the advancement in the art of make-up."
The movie will be released in two parts. The first part will come up at the end of 2011 and part two about seven or eight months later. Shah mentioned that the film would be multilingual.

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