Global icon Priyanka Chopra 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, who was the right hand to spiritual guru Osho. The actress who recently appeared 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.
When asked about the same on Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress said, “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.”
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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 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.
Meanwhile, Priyanka also promoted her upcoming film 'Isn't It Romantic' on the show which is all set for a world premiere on February 13.
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