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Priyanka Chopra To Play Ma Anand Sheela

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Priyanka Chopra is set to star in her 4th Hollywood film and she has confirmed that it’s going to be based on Netflix’s hit docu-series Wild Wild Country, focusing primarily on controversial cult woman Ma Anand Sheela.

Priyanka made the announcement recently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and apart from acting in the biopic, she would also be producing the biopic.

Priyanka Chopra was recently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her latest film Isn’t It Romantic, and as soon as Ellen DeGeneres mentioned about Wild Wild Country, Priyanka stated that she is all set to star in a biopic.

“Yeah, I am developing a feature film with Barry Levinson. He did Rain Man and he is an iconic American director. 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.”

Wild Wild Country was about Osho aka Rajneesh who was an Indian guru whose philosophy was seen as revolutionary by his followers, but for the rest of the world, it was a cult. This six-part documentary series on Netflix showed what happened when the followers of Rajneesh moved to Oregon in the US to build their utopian city, Rajneeshpuram. The star of this show is his second-in-command, his personal secretary Ma Anand Sheela, who ran the entire operation and was later convicted of many crimes.

Priyanka Chopra was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her third Hollywood film Isn’t It Romantic, in which she co-stars with Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam DeVine. The film releases in the US on February 13, 2019, and will be available on Netflix India starting February 28, 2019.

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