Controversial cult woman Ma Anand Sheela, who was known to be the right hand of late spiritual guru Osho, aka Bhagwan Rajneesh, is returning to India after long 34 years. As per media reports, Sipping Thoughts, a platform focusing on women and NGO Humans for Humanity, are the hosts of her India visit. She will reportedly be addressing the crowd on September 29 in Gurgaon.
Meanwhile, media reports are rife that Ma Anand Sheela will be meeting Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar during her visit to the country. During her stay in the country, from September 26 to October 25, she will reportedly engage in an extensive conversation with Karan Johar.
Ma Anand Sheela who has served as the personal secretary of the late godman Bhagwan Rajneesh, popularly known as Osho, is infamous for her association with alleged sex cult in central Oregon in the 1980s. She is credited with the creation of the Rajneesh Commune and Rajneeshpuram. Ma Anand Sheela gained the limelight yet again after the award-winning series 'Wild Wild Country' based on the life of controversial late Osho -- the Rolls-Royce–driving Indian guru got the viewers talking.
Osho, originally named Rajneesh, was an Indian guru who became a global sensation in the '90s. His philosophy was seen as revolutionary by his followers, but for the rest of the world, it was a cult. 'Wild wild Country' is a six-part documentary series on Netflix that showed what happened when the followers of Rajneesh moved to Oregon in the US to build their utopian city, which they called Rajneeshpuram. Maa Anand Sheela was his personal secretary who ran the entire operation and was later convicted of many crimes.
Global icon Priyanka Chopra had previously confirmed that she is developing the famous Netflix's docu-series 'Wild Wild Country' into a feature film, focusing primarily on controversial cult woman Ma Anand Sheela. The actress during her appearance at The Ellen DeGeneres Show revealed that she will be taking up the role of the Indo-American cult woman in the film and will also serve as a producer to the project.
She said that she will be working with ace American filmmaker Barry Levinson for the film who has previously directed hit ventures like 'Rain Man'. The biopic focuses on the life of Ma Anand Sheela and will portray how she contributed to developing a whole cult in American, working as a right-hand woman for this Indian guru Osho.
“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 Ma Anand Sheela, 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.” the actress reportedly said addressing a question.
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