Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut who was last seen in “Manikarnika” is all set to play Jayalalithaa in her biopic Thalaivi.
On the occasion of Kangana’s birthday on Saturday, it was announced through an official statement that she has been roped in to play Jayalalithaa.
The film will be bilingual and will be titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi.
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
— G.V.Prakash Kumar (@gvprakash) March 23, 2019
Kangana Ranaut to play Jayalalithaa
The film announced on the occasion of 71st birthday anniversary of Jayalalithaa in February, will be directed by Vijay.
#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
Talking about being a part of this biopic, Kangana shared,“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 the mainstream film. I am honoured to be a part of this mega project.”
Director Vijay is glad being a part of this project.“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. I’m proud and happy with our association with one of India’s biggest star and the very talented Kangana Ranaut ji to portray the dynamic role of our very dynamic leader,” he said.
The biopic will be produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri & Shaailesh R Singh.