Mumbai: Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas will star in Amazon Studios drama Sheela and will play Sheela Biernstiel, popularly known as Ma Anand Sheela.
Made famous by Netflix docuseries Wild, Wild Country, Sheela was the personal secretary of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh from 1981 through 1985, and she managed the Rajneeshpuram ashram in Wasco County, Oregon. It was in Oregon that she led the infecting of salad bars at ten local restaurants with salmonella, which led to the food poisoning of 751 individuals. The incident was the largest bioterrorist attack in United States history.
A while back, Ma Anand Sheela had even sent a legal notice to actress Priyanka Chopra for illegally trying to bring her life on the big screen. Now, the latest reports claim that the actress has been roped in to play Ma Anand Sheela in an Amazon film.
Rain Man director Barry Levinson will helm Sheela, which was written by Nick Yarborough.