Sanjay Gandhi to get a celluloid tribute

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: If all goes well, a celluloid version of the life and times of Indira Gandhi’s younger son Sanjay Gandhi will be seen hitting the silver screen very soon. Considering the eventful life led by Sanjay, a biopic on him was long awaited.

Director Sanjay Puran Singh looks all revved up to take up the project and admits that he has been long craving to make a film on Gandhi.

However, the critically acclaimed director of ‘Lahore’ said that he wants to avoid showing the controversies surrounding Sanjay Gandhi’s death on screen.

Speaking to a tabloid he said, "Sanjay Gandhi was a very controversial figure. I always wanted to portray his life on the big screen, but I am going to show the kind of person he was rather than venturing into the controversies surrounding his death.”

"I have always been impressed by his ideologies and his vision about our country. It is just now that I have started working on the film, as my science fiction film is ready to go on the floors," added the director.

The filmmaker wants his movie to be a well-researched project and is leaving no stone unturned for making it credible.

He further shared with the tabloid, “Ever since I started making `Lahore`, I have been looking out for some writers who are well aware of Indian politics and the nitty-gritty of it. I have found them now and they are currently doing research on that. I want to be careful about the facts and the politics around his life. I don’t want to leave any room for anyone to raise any objection.”

Casting of the film is yet to be done.

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