Priyanka Chopra Jonas to play Osho's second-in-command Ma Anand Sheela in Amazon film, say reports
Priyanka Chopra Jonas will reportedly star as Ma Anand Sheela in Amazon Studios' movie Sheela.
Ma Anand Sheela, who was made famous by Netflix's docuseries Wild Wild Country, was the personal secretary of Osho from 1981-1985 and she managed the Rajneeshpuram ashram in Wasco County, Oregon.
She was a spiritual adviser and the primary perpetrator of the 1984 Rajneesh bioterror attack in Oregon.
Post the attack she fled to Europe as a fugitive accused of arson, wiretapping, attempted murder, and mass poisonings. She would plead guilty to attempted murder and assault for her role and was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison and paroled after 39 months.
Rain Man director Barry Levinson will helm Sheela, which was written by Nick Yarborough, reported Deadline.
Priyanka will produce the movie through her Purple Pebble Pictures, along with Levinson's Baltimore Pictures and Permut Presentations' David Permut and Jason Sosnoff. Deadline mentions that Amazon has not yet officially confirmed this project.
The actor is also set to play a lead in The Matrix reboot and stars in the Netflix films We Can Be Heroes as well as Ramin Bahrani-directed The White Tiger.
Her last Bollywood release was 2019's drama The Sky is Pink with Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim.
(With inputs from Press Trust of India)
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Updated Date: Feb 22, 2020 10:36:27 IST