Kangana Ranaut Prepares For Jaylalitha's Biopic "Thalaivi" In Manali

Vaishnavi Gavankar |Jul 26, 2019

"Unless I fail miserably and they (the makers of the film) have to look for an option for my dubbing. But I will learn the language," Kangana exclaimed.

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut announced on her birthday that she will be doing Tamil Nadu state Chief Minister late J Jayalalitha's biopic. Director AL Vijay will release the film in both Hindi and Tamil language. It will release as Jaya in Hindi language and Thalaivi in Tamil.

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After the release of her latest hit film Judgementall Hai Kya, Kangana Ranaut is planning to go to her hometown Manali next month.

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And it's not for a vacation, but to prep for her next project. The makers and creative team of Thalaivi, the biopic on the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, will join her in Himachal Pradesh in early August to start with the look tests and workshops Kangana Ranaut. Director AL Vijay wants the film to go on floors by September end.

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Producer Shailesh R Singh confirmed the same as he said, "Kangana has already started her Tamil classes for the biopic. Now, she will head to Manali to kickstart her prep that will include studying Jayalalithaa's body language and doing look tests. My team, including the writers, and I will travel there, too."

He further added and said, "We are in talks with the makeup and prosthetics teams of Gary Oldman's Darkest Hour (2017). We intend to get the best team on board, and lots of international technicians will be involved. We will begin shooting in Mysore, and then move to Chennai and Mumbai."

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Thalaivi, which is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R Singh, is a biopic based on the life of a former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa.

Kangana Ranaut said, "I always wanted to work in regional films because when we go to Tamil Nadu or Andhra Pradesh, we realize that people over there only watch films made by their local film industry. So there is a disconnect with that part of the country. I was waiting for a good opportunity to work over there and this film just came my way."

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Kangana also pointed out that her life story is similar to that of J Jayalalithaa's. "I was working on my biopic, but her (Jayalalithaa) story is very similar to my story. It is a bigger success story than mine. When I heard the narration of this film, I found many similarities between both the stories. So when I had the option to do a film based on her story or my story, I decided on the former," she added.

Thalaivi aka Jaya will be primarily made in Tamil and will also release in Hindi. Kangana also added that she will be learning Tamil for the film. "Unless I fail miserably and they (the makers of the film) have to look for an option for my dubbing. But I will learn the language," Kangana exclaimed.


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