Priyanka Chopra Jonas to Produce and Star in Sheela: Sheela is an Amazon prime drama based on Ma Anand Sheela, the notorious secretary to the cult leader Acharya Rajneesh, AKA Osho. The film is penned by Nick Yarborough and will be directed by Barry Levinson.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas will play the titular role of Ma Anand Sheela and will get to showcase her powerful presence on screen as the character of Sheela despite being vile like the actress is a noncompromising strong-willed lady that goes to lengths for achieving what she believes in.
Ma Anand Sheela despite being a convict in the infamous Oregon Bioterror attack is hailed as a powerful strong-willed lady by many, and despite her fallout with Osho in his last years, she is considered by many Osho followers as his closest ally.
Which led to her being heavily featured in the Netflix docudrama Wild Wild country, leading to her resurgence in the popular culture after decades of absence from the public eye.
It will be interesting to see how this film pans out with the Indian audience as Shakun Batra the director of Kapoor and Sons is developing a project of his own on Ma Anand Sheela’s life and is closely working with her.
Shakun Batra’s telling of Ma Anand Sheela’s story will be released on Netflix which is the prime rival of Amazon’s online streaming service.
However, the details about Priyanka Chopra Jonas starrer are not known, which makes everyone eager to see which path the makers take as her association with Osha has already been explored in Netflix’s Wild Wild Country while Shakun Batra has opted for an out and out Biography.
Still, there is room for developing a unique story around her, as the life of Ma Anand Sheela has seen been a wild ride, she has gone from leading a mass of people to build a city from scratch to being forgotten.