Kareena defeats Priyanka to play Indira Gandhi
After going through a series of research and examination, finally it was decided that Kareena Kapoor will enact the role of India Gandhi as she resemblance to the former PM. Hence, the maker shifted their choice from Priyanka to Kareena in ‘Mother: The Indira Gandhi Story’. Hollywood producers are keen to cast Piggy Chops but when the Oscar-winning make-up artistes Jenny Shircore and Greg Connam, working on the project suggested Kareena Kapoor’s name, he agreed. After changeover, it was found that Bebo looks more alike to Mrs. Gandhi than Priyanka.
Confirming the news, a source told a daily, “Veteran Hollywood script-writer Krishna Shah, who has also made films for Bollywood like Shalimar, has gone to solve the mystery of which actress would look more like Indira on screen. While Shircore, who won the Academy for her work in ‘Elizabeth’, felt that Priyanka is the only actress, Connam, who worked on ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, has now started to think that Kareena is more perfect. As of now, the two are seriously looking over Kareena’s features for a near match before they approach her.”
Krishna also spoke to a daily, “Casting is 80 per cent of directing. In a biopic, it is 90 per cent of directing. 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.”
Speaking about Kareena, Kareena, Krishna said, “She has a strong jaw and deep eyes and the time for make-up will not be taxing. Indira at 20 will take about an hour. She at 50, about two hours; and she at 67, three hours because of the advancement in the art of make-up.”