Priyanka Chopra to produce and act in Ma Anand Sheela biopic


Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra confirmed that she and her team have been working on the development of Netflix's hit docu-series Wild Wild Country into a feature film, primarily focusing on controversial cult woman Ma Anand Sheela.

Recently, Chopra made an appearance at The Ellen DeGeneres Show and revealed that she will not only be acting in the movie but will also produce the biopic. As Ellen mentioned about Wild Wild Country, Priyanka said, “Yeah, I am developing a feature film with Barry Levinson. He did Rain Man and he is an iconic American director," she said.

Further discussing the prime focus of the movie, she added, "And we are developing it as the character of Sheila, who was this guru (Osho) who originated from India, his right-hand woman and she was just devious and created a whole cult in America and brought people here. He was called Osho. I am developing that next for me to star in and produce in which I think would be really cool.”

For the uninitiated, Netflix’s Wild Wild Country is a six-part documentary that revolves around the Osho aka Rajneesh, who was an Indian guru whose philosophies were seen as a revolution by his followers, but for the rest of the world, they were a cult. The Netflix’s original shows what happened when the followers of Osho shifted to Oregon in the United States and build their city, Rajneeshpuram. The show also features his second-in-command, his personal secretary Maa Anand Sheela, who ran the entire operation and was later convicted of many crimes.

On the show, the Bajirao Mastani actor also spoke about her forthcoming rom-com Isn't It Romantic, which is scheduled to release on February 13.

Before signing off, Ellen gifted the newly wedded bride a portrait where she was 'just sitting there’ with American singer Nick Jonas and the actor was taking shots. Priyanka and Nick got hitched in December last year.

Check out some photos of Priyanka Chopra from The Ellen Show episode:

On a related note, this is PeeCee's second appearance on the show. She was promoting her upcoming movie Isn't It Romantic and last time she graced the show in 2018, while promoting her Hollywood debut film Baywatch.

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