Arvind Swami as MGR in Jaya biopicOct 4, 2019 KRR
Actor Arvind Swami is set to play former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MGR in the biopic on the late J. Jayalalithaa, who was also the CM of the state, ‘Thalaivi’. Actress Kangana Ranaut will be playing Jayalalithaa in the film, which is directed by AL Vijay.
To be produced by Vishnu Induri, the film has music by GV Prakash Kumar while Nirav Shah will crank the camera. ‘Bahubali’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ writer will supervise the script.
Interestingly, another Jayalalithaa biopic titled ‘The Iron Lady’ is currently in the offing. This project is gearing up for a 2020 release.
Nithya Menen plays Jayalalithaa in ‘The Iron Lady’, being directed by A. Priyadarshini. The film will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
According to Vijay, ‘Thalaivi’ will be the official biopic on the life of Jayalalithaa. He revealed that they have also taken permission from the late leader's nephew Deepak.
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