Jayalalitha biopic: Vidya Balan likely to play Amma, Nayantara expresses interest
The cast of the film is yet to be announced, but if we were to believe the industry grapevine, Vidya Balan is apparently the frontrunner to play amma's role.
Reports have been going rounds that Vibri Media, the production house that is bankrolling Nandamuri Balakrishna’s much-awaited NTR biopic will also be producing former TN Chief Minister Jayalalitha's biopic. The film is expected to be directed by Vijay who also directed Madrasapattinam.
Director of Vibri Media and Chairperson SIIMA, Brinda Prasad said, “Madam Dr. J. Jayalalitha was one of those rare few regional leaders who went on to become a force to reckon with in Indian politics. Her life is an inspiration for women folk around the world. This film will be a tribute to her achievements both in cinema and politics. We will launch the movie on her birthday, February 24. The first look of the film will be released on that very day.”
The cast of the film is yet to be announced, but if we were to believe the industry grapevine, Vidya Balan is apparently the frontrunner to play amma's role. Vidya is also a part of the NTR biopic in which she plays the role of NTR’s first wife, Basavatamma in the film.
Recently, in an interview, actress Nayanthara reportedly expressed her interest to play Jayalalithaa in the latter's biopic. She had said, "I don't know if it would be apt for me, but I'd like to be part of J Jayalalithaa's biopic."