Kangana Ranaut to play J Jayalalithaa in biopic Thalaivi

In probably the second movie announcement on the life of former CM J Jayalalitha, it is now confirmed that who would play the lead role.

After the huge success of Manikarnika, Kangana Ranaut has been roped to play the role of Jayalalitha in the biopic which will be directed by AL Vijay.

The makers of the movie decided to announce the news on the account of the 32nd birthday of Kangana. The music composer of the movie, GV Prakash Kumar tweeted the news.

His tweet read, “After #gangsofwasseypur this will be my venture back into Hindi .. #GV72 #KanganaRanaut will play the lead role in #Thalaivi, the #Jayalalithaabiopic produced by @vibri_media @vishinduri and directed by #Vijay #Vijayendraprasad #NiravShah @gvprakash #HBDKanganaRanaut (sic)”

Director Vijay, in a statement, said, “The stature of this tall leader and courage inspired me to say yes as soon as I was offered this opportunity. I feel very responsible and decided to work very hard and relentlessly to deliver an honest biopic. Nothing can be as perfect as this occasion to reveal the title Thalaivi, which I believe is the greatest celebration.”

The makers have also obtained a NOC (No Objection Certificate) from Mr Deepak, the nephew of J Jayalalithaa. The research work has been on for the past 9 months and the film is expected to go on floors in the coming months.

Baahubali and Manikarnika writer Vijayendra Prasad (father of SS Rajamouli) will monitor the team. Nirav Shah and Madhan Karky have been signed on as the cinematographer and lyricist for the film.

Probably the bold nature and the straightforwardness of the actress would have caught Vijay’s eyes. Also, since the movie is trilingual, Kangana can help the team to reach a wider audience.