The biopic on the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalitha was announced by debut director Priyadarshini a few months ago. This project, according to latest reports, will start rolling from February 24. The date has been chosen to coincide with the birth anniversary of the legendary leader. The Iron Lady, as it is titled, will be bankrolled by Paper Tale Pictures.
Director Priyadarshini is an erstwhile associate of director Mysskin and will be wielding the megaphone for the first time for a feature film. Roped in for the project to play Jayalalitha is Nithya Menen.
Confirming the reports about the filmâ€™s launch next month, Priyadarshini had said in an interview to the cinemaexpress.com, â€śWe always wanted to launch the film on that date. Now that the pre-productions work is almost done, we will be going on floors on February 24 for sure.â€ť
The director also confirmed that the film will have MGR, Karunanidhi and Sasi Kala, the three characters that were important in Jayalalithaâ€™s life, etched out. She also dispelled rumors of roping in Malayalam actor Sugumar and Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar to play MGR and Sasi Kala respectively.
The director is reported to have told that no one has been finalized for the MGR role and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is not a part of the project at all. Details about the star cast and crew of this biopic, titled The Iron Lady is expected to be out soon.
The title logo of this biopic was unveiled by noted director and producer AR Murugadoss on his Twitter handle. He wrote: â€śExtremely happy and excited to launch the Title poster of #Jayalalithaabiopic #THEIRONLADY I wish @priyadhaarshini and team for a grand success.â€ť
Aptly titled as The Iron Lady, the film will concentrate on J Jayalalithaâ€™s political journey and the challenges she underwent during her tenures as the CM.
There are different reports from different filmmakers about the biopic on the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalitha which has created a lot of confusion in the film circles. While an announcement was made by producer Vishnu Induri that the biopic will be helmed by AL Vijay, an announcement then came from the veteran director Barathiraja that he would be helming the project which will be bankrolled by Bharadwaj.
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