Kangana Ranaut, who was last seen in Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi made an official announcement on her birthday, i.e on 23rd March.
The announcement was that Kangana Ranaut is all set to portray Jayalalithaa, a legendary actress turned politician, who is fondly referred to as ‘Puratchi Thalaivi’, which means ‘revolutionary leader’.
Titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi, the film is a bilingual and will be directed by Vijay, one of the leading filmmakers from South who has made landmark films like Madrasapattinam and Deiva Thirumagal.
Speaking on a 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 Ji to portray the dynamic role of our very Dynamic leader.”
The film will be written by K.V. 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.
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 the mainstream film. I am honoured to be a part of this mega project.”