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Kangana Ranaut To Play Former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa In Her Next Biopic

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| March 23 , 2019 , 14:51 IST

As Kangana Ranaut turns a year older on March 23, it has been officially declared that the actress will be essaying the role of Jayalalithaa, a legendary actress turned politician, who is fondly referred to as 'Puratchi Thalaivi', which means 'revolutionary leader' in her biopic.

The biopic will be written by K.V. Vijayendra Prasad, who has also penned Baahubali and Manikarnika and will be produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri & Shaailesh R Singh under the banner of Vibri & Karma Media and Entertainment.

Titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi, the film is a bilingual and will be Directed by A.L. Vijay, one of the leading filmmakers from South who has made landmark films like Madradapattinam and Deiva Thirumagal.

Speaking on a biopic on Jayalalithaa and having Kangana onboard, director Vijay said, "Jayalalitha madam was one of the most prominent leaders of our country. Making a film on her life is a big responsibility and we are going to do it with utmost care and honesty.”

He added, “I am proud and happy with our association with one of India's biggest star and the very talented Kangana Ranaut Ji to portray the dynamic role of our very dynamic leader."

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On the work front, Kangana was last seen in 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' as warrior queen Rani Lakshmi Bai. The actor will next be seen in ‘Mental Hai Kya’, which also stars Rajkummar Rao and will be seen playing the role of a Kabbadi player in the upcoming film 'Panga'.