Actor Indrajith Sukumaran has confirmed that he is a part of Queen, the upcoming biopic web series of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, helmed by Gautham Vasudev Menon.
Indrajith shared the first look and title of the series on Instagram and wrote that he would be playing a character loosely based on a legendary actor/ leader/ politician. Going by the hint he could be playing the role of late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MGR, in the web-series. He added that it is going to be his first web series.
The first series will have 11 episodes which will have Ramya Krishnan portraying Jayalalithaa. The series is set to premiere on the streaming platform MX Player. The web-series has been co-directed by Prasath Murugesan of Kidari fame and written by Gautham Menon's partner Reshma Ghatala. Besides the real-life story, it will also have a fictional take. It is said that Prasath Murugesan has handled the part showing Jayalalithaa’s childhood, while Gautham has directed Ramya Krishnan's portion.
Meanwhile, star siblings Prithviraj and Indrajith, who had teamed up for Lucifer which was the directorial debut of the former, are now set to work together again. The film will be directed by Irshad Parari, who will be making his debut with the film and is also the scriptwriter. Indrajith played an important role in Lucifer which also had Prithviraj making a cameo appearance.
Indrajith was last seen playing the role inspired by Dr RS Gopakumar in Aashiq Abu’s film Virus, a film based on the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala. He is also acting in Dulquer Salmaan's film Kurup. Wielding the megaphone for Kurup is Srinath Rajendran. Expectations are high on Kurup as it is being helmed by Srinath who also directed Dulquer’s debut film Second Show.
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