Vidya Balan to act as Benazir Bhutto in an upcoming biopic


We have seen the bollywood actress, Vidya Balan in multiple roles. This time she has been approached to play the lead role of Benazir Bhutto and the late Suchitra Sen in a biopic.

Vidya has recently wrapped up her shooting for Hamari Adhuri Kahani which is based on the love story of Bhatt’s parents, Nanabhai Bhatt, Shirin Mohammad Ali and his stepmother. The film willl release on 12 June 2015.

Previously, the actress successfully portrayed Silk Smithain Dirty Picture in 2011, for which she received critical acclaim.

The portrayal of Bhutto might be a challenging role for the stellar actress yet if anyone can pull it off, it might as well be Balan. Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan when she formed the government in 1988. She was a unique, one-of-a-kind charismatic leader who enjoyed unrivaled popularity in her native country.

After spending numerous years in exile, Bhutto returned to Pakistan in late 2007 amid security apprehensions and death threats. After surviving a near fatal attack in Karachi, the popular politician from Sindh finally fell victim to a terrorist attack in Rawalpindi, Liaquat Bagh.

There’s no doubt that the movie will surely generate a lot of interest in Pakistan and India. It will be awesome to watch how the plot of the film is shaped in order to capture the crucial phases of Benazir Bhutto’s life.

However, Earlier in 2014, India had banned a film Kaum De Heere  based on the assassination of the late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. According to bollywoodlife.com, she is yet to give her nod to them, she is carefully reading through them and will make an announcement soon. 

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