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Monica Bellucci: Playing Mrs Gandhi
Published: Volume 14, Issue 4, July-August, 2006

Italian siren Monica Bellucci who impressed with her take of a war widow in Mellina, has agreed to play the role of a lifetime, as Sonia Gandhi, in the Jagmohan Mundhra-directed Sonia. While this is not an official biopic, the film will be based on a biography written by Rashid Kidwai and is expected to go on floors in September. Here, Bellucci has been caught in her more familiar, glamorous avatar at the recently concluded 59th Cannes International Film Festival, as a member of the jury and Cartier muse, embellished by - and, may we add, embellishing - an exceptional platinum and diamond necklace and diamond ring, set with a cabochon sapphire.