‘Thalaivi’, the biopic of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, that has Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut playing the lead has been in the making for the over a year.
The film was originally scheduled to release in July but due to the delay in shoot and the Covid-19 situation, release got been postponed.
AL Vijay is directing the film, which is being made as a bilingual in Tamil and Hindi.
Recently, the makers released few location stills in which Kangana looked striking similar to Jayalalithaa of the olden times. The actress had taken lot of efforts to learn Tamil language and train in the basics in classical dancing.
She also put on extra weight for playing the character.
Arvind Swamy will be seen essaying the role of MGR in the film. Madhubala and Samuthirakani are essaying other major roles. ‘Thalaivi’ is scripted jointly by ‘Baahubali’ writer KV Vijayendra Prasad and Rajat Arora.
The film has Vishal Vittal cranking the camera and music composed by GV Prakash. It is jointly produced by Vishnu Induri and Shaailesh R Singh.