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6 Actresses Who Can Play the Role of Indira Gandhi

History is filled with powerful women who have led revolutions and done their bit to change the face of this world. And one such iconic figure was Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, who was the first female Prime Minister of India. As we all know, she came from the influential Nehru family. And during her tenure as the Prime Minister of India, she made sure that her actions spoke louder than her words. So, if Bollywood directors decide to make a film based on her eventful life (hint, hint!), it would be quite fascinating to watch. To discover how she grew from a little girl to a political leader. And to play such a powerful role, it would make sense for the directors to only cast a seasoned actor who has proven their mettle through their earlier works.

If you are wondering who should play Indira Gandhi in her biopic, we have got some suggestions for you. 

She is one of those talented actors who can play diverse roles and do justice to them. Her stellar performances in films such as Haider, Chandni Bar, Namesake, and so on, speak volumes of her talent and give us the confidence that she can totally ace this role.
Shabana Azmi
She is not just involved in films and theatre activities but also committed to social causes. She is very vocal on social platforms and is always trying her best to create awareness about social or political issues. Given all this, she definitely seems like a perfect fit for the role.

Ratna Pathak
She is one brilliant actor who knows her craft really well. When you watch her perform live on the stage or on the screen, you notice that she has the power to bring her character to life and make you relate to it. Watching her play Indira Gandhi would surely give you goosebumps.

Dimple Kapadia
When you look at Dimple Kapadia, you see a strong, independent woman. She’s also a great actress who has won a National Award for the film Rudaali. In her career, she has played all kinds of roles but it would be extremely interesting to watch her play the role of a political leader.

Supriya Pathak
If you have seen her play the role of Dhankor Baa in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, you can totally picture her in politics and taking powerful decisions for the country (hopefully ones that don’t lead to corruption).

Sharmila Tagore
She is a National Award-winner, who comes from one of the leading families of India – the Tagore family, and she was married to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the titular Nawab of Pataudi. Apart from that, she also headed the Indian Film Censor Board from 2004 to 2011. Is it just us, or does she seem really suitable for the role?

So, are you excited to see one of these ladies take the lead in an Indira Gandhi biopic? But remember, if at all one of them gets cast in the actual film, you know where you read it first.