Priyanka Chopra, who recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, revealed that she will soon star and produce Ma Anand Sheela’s biopic. Published on India Today, January 30, 2019. (updated with YouTube video)
The actress was at the show to promote her upcoming Hollywood film Isn’t It Romantic.
Priyanka Chopra recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her upcoming Hollywood film Isn’t It Romantic. At the show, the actress talked about her upcoming projects. Priyanka revealed that she is will soon start working on a project based on the life of Ma Anand Sheela. The actress has joined hands with American director Barry Levinson for the project.
Talking about the project on the show, Priyanka said, “I am developing a feature with Barry Levinson. He is an iconic American director. We are developing it (from the perspective of) Sheela [about] this guru who originated from India. She was his right-hand woman and she was devious. [He] 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.”
Sheela is an Indian-born American-Swiss former spokeswoman of the Rajneesh movement (aka Osho movement) and multiple convicted attempted murderer.
As the personal secretary of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Sheela managed the Rajneeshpuram ashram in Wasco County, Oregon, United States. In 1985 she pleaded guilty to attempted murder and assault for her role in the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack. She was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison and paroled after 39 months.
Netflix’s documentary Wild Wild Country on Osho, which also featured Ma Anand Sheela, was a hit. Earlier, at a roundtable conference, Alia Bhatt had also expressed her desire to portray Ma Anand Sheela on screen.