She's back! Kangana Ranaut to bring alive Jayalalitha on screen
An official announcement was made on the actor's birthday.
“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 a mainstream film. I am honoured to be a part of this mega project,” Kangana said about the movie.
According to reports, the film will be written by KV Vijayendra Prasad (who has also penned superhits like the Baahubali series, Manikarnika and Bajrangi Bhaijaan). Directed by AL Vijay (who is known for directing movies like Madrasapattinam and Deiva Thirumagal), the movie will be bilingual and will be titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi.
“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,” Vijay said in a statement.
Reportedly, the movie Jaya will be jointly produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R Singh under the banners of Vibri & Karma Media and Entertainment.