Priyanka Chopra Spill Beans On Playing Ma Anand Sheela Role


Priyanka Chopra who recently featured in The Ellen Degeneres Show threw some light on her upcoming professional projects. While talking to the host Ellen Degeneres, she announced her next Hollywood film. The film is going to be helmed by the Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson

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 personal secretary to spiritual guru Osho. ‘Wild wild Country‘ is six-part documentary series that stream 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 right hand who ran the entire operation and was later convicted of many crimes. In the film, Priyanka Chopra is in rumor to play the role of controversial personality Ma Anand Sheela.

Priyanka Chopra announced her next Hollywood film

Priyanka Chopra told Ellen Degeneres.

“I am developing a feature with Barry Levinson. He is an iconic American director. We are developing it (from the perspective of) Sheela who is this guru who originated from India. She was his (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh aka Osho) right-hand woman and she was devious. She created a whole cult in America. People call him Osho. I don’t know if you’ve heard of him. I am developing that next for me to star in and produce.”


Osho, originally named Rajneesh, was an Indian guru who became a global sensation in the ’90s. His philosophy was rather seen as revolutionary by his followers, but for the rest of the world, it was a cult. Chopra didn’t say on the show that she would be playing Maa Sheela clearly but one of her representatives later confirmed that she might be playing the same with ease.

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