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Hyderabad-based production house Vibri Media and Chennai-based Papertale Pictures have made the announcements.

Hyderabad based production house Vibri Media announced on August 15 that a biopic on the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa would soon be produced by them. They also announced that the film would be released to coincide with Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary, February 24, next year.

Vibri Media further said that director AL Vijay of Madrasapattinam fame would helm the project and that it will star lead actors from Bollywood and the south.

On Thursday came another announcement from Chennai-based Papertale Pictures that a biopic would be made on the late leader, directed by A Priyadhaarshini, associate to director Mysskin.

In a press statement that has been released a day after Vibri’s announcement, the director has said that the official announcement regarding the cast and crew will be revealed on September 20, 2018.

The team, however, will commence on the making of the film on February 24, 2019 the release stated.

The press release further adds, “For the last four months we were discussing and working on the making of visual history of the iron lady who is still alive in the hearts of millions of Tamil. […] This film has been planned to reach people in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages.”

With the announcement of Jayalalithaa’s biopic, several Twitter users have been guessing who could play the movie star and state leader Jayalalithaa, with many favouring Vidya Baalan, Trisha and Nayanthara.

Earlier, in an interview with News 18, Trisha had said that she would love to be a part of Jayalalithaa’s biopic. “I think she is all woman power and that's the biopic I would like to do. She has got a very interesting career graph as well a very intriguing political graph,” the actor was quoted as saying.

It is interesting to note that Vibri Media has two other biopics in the making - the Ranveer Singh starrer Kapil Dev biopic titled 83 and NTR biopic starring his son Balakrishna who will be playing his father.