Priyanka Chopra has been one of the most influential celebrities in India who has in every way inspired young women to be confident, sassy and live life on their own terms and when she pranced to Hollywood with Baywatch, it was nothing but a sense of pride for the actor who was welcomed so warmly by the international audiences as well.
Since her first movie in Hollywood, a lot of things have changed. She is now married to Nick Jonas, has done three films, out of which the third film is yet to release. Her upcoming movie, Isn’t it Romantic is an Australian-American satirical comedy film which stars Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine and Of course, Piggy Chops. During the promotion of this film, she visited the insanely popular, The Ellen Show and updated the viewers about a couple of things from her 3-day marriage, how her mum wanted to invite more guests and also about her next project.
It was the deets of this film that got people excited. Recently, Netflix put out a documentary on an Indian spiritual guru, Osho named Wild Wild Country showcasing how he brought in several Americans to the “Osho Movement” and everything. PC revealed that she is working on a movie based on Osho’s right-hand woman Ma Sheela Anand who apparently had a lot to do with spreading the cult in America. And that she would be playing her part in her next movie. This is what she said,
“I am developing a feature with Barry Levinson. He is an iconic American director. We are developing it (from the perspective of) Sheela who is this guru who originated from India. She was his right-hand woman and she was devious. She created a whole cult in America. He was called Osho. I don’t know if you’ve heard of him. I am developing that next for me to star in and produce.”
“[The doc] was amazing, and I’m developing that next for me to star in and produce, which I think would be really cool.”
Here’s a snippet of the conversation:
— #jess (@hipslikePC) January 30, 2019
Now, this has got people really excited and ever since she broke this news, it has shaken the internet a bit. Priyanka has still her mojo on at the Hollywood and we are loving every bit of it. Here, in Bollywood, she was mostly seen playing the protagonist, leading lady, miss goody two shoes but in the other part of the world, she seems to widen her horizon with the kinds of roles she’s choosing to be a part of.
Be it then Victoria Leeds of Baywatch, Alex Parrish of Quantico, Isabella of Isn’t it Romantic, Amal of A Kid Like Jake or now, Ma Anand Sheela in her sort of biopic. She is choosing challenging characters and everyone is already excited for the movie.
For the uninitiated, Ma Anand Sheela born as Sheela Anand Patel in India served Osho as his personal secretary on 1981 to 85 and managed his Ashram in Oregon, United States. Later, she became the president of Rajneesh Foundation International, an ashram in the US she convinced her guru to establish. Sheela is a multiple convicted attempted murderer who also was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Basically, she was an extremely conniving and a dangerous woman.
The interesting thing is that a Bollywood movie too was being planned on Bhagwan Rajneesh aka Osho and Aamir Khan was being considered to play the man and Alia Bhatt desired to play Ma Anand Sheela in the movie. Now, that is happening or not, we still don’t know but it would be really interesting to see Priyanka in the role of Ma Anand Sheela. We just hope the team does not present wrong facts in the name of creative liberty and sticks to what is real!