Kangana Ranaut will be playing the role of none other than the legendary Tamil actor and politician Jayalalithaa. The film will be titled Thalaivi, and Jaya in Hindi, and will be directed by Devi filmmaker AL Vijay.
When asked about the film, Kangana said,
"“Jayalalithaa ji is one of the biggest female success stories of this century. She was a superstar and went on to become an iconic politician, it’s a great concept for mainstream film. I am honoured to be a part of this mega project”."
#BigNews: Kangana Ranaut to play Jayalalithaa... Biopic will be made in two languages. Titled #Thalaivi in Tamil and #Jaya in Hindi... Directed by AL Vijay... Written by KV Vijayendra Prasad [#Baahubali and #Manikarnika]... Produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R Singh.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 23, 2019
Film critic Jalapathy Gudelli and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on Twitter.
#KanganaRanaut has officially signed to play #Jayalalithaa in biopic of the legendary actress and former TN CM.— Jalapathy Gudelli (@JalapathyG) March 22, 2019
A L Vijay directs this film titled #Thalaivi@vishinduri is producing it, while Vijayendra Prasad has penned the script.
Speaking on the biopic on Jayalalithaa and having Kangana onboard, Director Vijay said, “Jayalalithaa madam was one of the most prominent leaders of our country. Making a film on her life is a big responsibility and we are going to do it with utmost care and honesty. Am proud and happy with our association with one of India’s biggest star and the very talented Kangana Ranaut to portray the dynamic role of our very dynamic leader”.
The film will be written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, who has also penned Baahubali and Manikarnika, and will be produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri & Shaailesh R Singh under the banners of Vibri & Karma Media and Entertainment. “This is my fifth collaboration with Kangana. Working with her is always an enriching experience and I’m glad that this film is based on an eminent personality,” said Shaailesh.
According to a report by The Indian Express, the film has received the required ‘No Objection Certificate’ from Deepak Jayakumar, nephew of the late Chief Minister. It has also been given the official status of a biopic. Shooting of the film is expected to begin in July, 2019.
Kangana was last seen in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi which was a biopic of Rani Laxmibai. She is also working on a biopic of herself.
(With inputs from The Indian Express)
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