Kangana Ranaut and Lara Dutta
India's sole lady in addition to being a legendary politician and leader, Prime Minister Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was one of the most influential women in history. Our Bollywood filmmakers have made films about certain things that transpired under Mrs. Indira Gandhi's administration as a result of her audacious efforts to change the perception of India in the world.
Tracing down the journey of our Bollywood films, many actresses from the 70s till date have been essaying the role of Indira Gandhi and putting in their efforts to pull it off in the most effortless manner possible.
So, here are some of the actresses who proved their mettle by filling the shoes of Mrs. Indira Gandhi on-screen and took the audience off-guard with their portrayal.
Suchitra Sen in Aandhi
In Gulzar's critically acclaimed film Aandhi, Suchitra Sen played the role of Aarti Devi, who mirrored the appearance of India's first female prime minister Indira Gandhi. The movie, which purported to be semi-biographical in nature, depicted the late leader's political career as well as her estranged relationship to Feroze Gandhi, who was played by Sanjeev Kumar. Even now, Suchitra Sen's portrayal of Indira Gandhi is among the best Bollywood ladies to play the role.
Supriya Vinod in Indu Sarkar
The only silver lining of the 2017 political drama 'Indu Sarkar', directed by Madhur Bhandarkar that centered on the occurrences of India's emergency era in 1975, was Supriya Vinod's portrayal of Indira Gandhi. Mrs. Indira Gandhi was skillfully portrayed by Supriya Anand, who teamed wonderfully with Neil Nitin Mukesh as the late Sanjay Gandhi. Supriya also portrayed Indira Gandhi in the Telugu biopic NTR: Kathanayakudu.
Flora Jacob in Raid and Thalaivi
When Flora Jacob, a lesser-known performer, played Indira Gandhi in Raj Kumar Gupta's 2018 smash hit Raid, which also starred Ajay Devgn and Ileana D'Cruz, she drew the attention of several viewers. Despite the fact that her apperance was breif, it was significant to the story, which was inspired on events in the early 1980s. The late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's biography, Thalaivi, starring Kangana Ranaut, also featured actress Flora Jacob as Indira Gandhi.
Lara Dutta in Bell Bottom
Many people were surprised to learn that Lara Dutta was playing Indira Gandhi in Bell Bottom, and it's possible that this will turn out to be her most enduring performance throughout her entire acting career. Although, she was barely recognisable in the Bell Bottom trailer because of the flawless prosthetics she was wearing, people nonetheless praised her performance in the movie after it was released, despite the fact that the overall movie didn't please many.
Kangana Ranaut in Emergency
Actress Kangana Ranaut might very well be listed among the Bollywood actresses who have represented Indira Gandhi in feature films. In the upcoming movie Emergency, Kangana Ranaut will portray India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The film recounts the true story of the 1975 Emergency in India and is directed by Ranaut herself. It was today that the poster and teaser of the film has been unveiled and it is sure to spark some discussions over a period of time.
Who according to you portrayed the role of Indira Gandhi perfectly?