Kajol roped in to essay Jayalalithaa onscreen

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13 Apr 2019

After Kangana Ranaut, Kajol to play Jayalalithaa in another biopic?

When Kangana Ranaut was roped in for a biopic on late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, it created ripples and became the talk of the town.

Since then, several biopics have been announced on the legendary politician.

The recent one to join the list is Sasi Lalitha, directed by K Jagadeeswara Reddy, which is likely to have Kajol essaying Jayalalithaa on the big screen.

Cast

Amala Paul to be Sasikala for this film

Amala Paul to be Sasikala for this film

According to media reports, Reddy, who is also the president of Tamil Nadu Telugu Yuvasakthi, is keen to make a movie focusing on Jayalalithaa's bond with her close aide, Sasikala.

The reports further suggested that he is planning to bring in Tamil actress Amala Paul to play Sasikala in the movie.

However, an official announcement is yet to be made for the same.

Biopic

Amala's ex-husband directing Jayalalithaa's bilingual biopic featuring Kangana

Interestingly, AL Vijay, who is Amala's ex-husband, will be making the biopic on Jayalalithaa with Kangana in the lead.

It will be a bilingual film and will be released in Hindi and Tamil.

While the Hindi version of the movie is titled as Jaya, the Tamil version will be called Thalaivi, which means revolutionary leader, a term people used for Jayalalithaa.

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Vijay praises Kangana, calls her 'one of India's biggest star'

Vijay praises Kangana, calls her 'one of India's biggest star'

Citing it as a big opportunity, Vijay is ecstatic about the Jayalalithaa biopic.

He is also elated to work with Kangana and lauded her acting prowess.

"Making a film on Jayalalithaa's life is a big responsibility. Am proud and happy with our association with one of India's biggest star, Kangana Ranaut, to portray the dynamic role of a dynamic leading," Vijay was quoted saying.

Several other filmmakers have also announced biopic on Jayalalithaa

Meanwhile, apart from Vijay and Reddy, several other filmmakers have announced biopics on Jayalalithaa and Sasikala. The list includes Lingusamy, Ram Gopal Varma and Bharathiraaja, as of now. Looks like it is raining Jayalalithaa biopics in showbiz these days.

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Is Kajol playing Jayalalithaa on screen?

Asked 2019-04-13 18:16:57 by Trisha Kapur

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According to the media reports, director Kethireddy Jagadeeswara Reddy is planning to approach Kajol to essay Jayalalithaa's role in his movie. However, an official confirmation is yet to be made.

Which all filmmakers have announced a biopic on Jayalalithaa?

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So far, five filmmakers have announced biopics on Jayalalithaa - Kethireddy Jagadeeswara Reddy, AL Vijay, Lingusamy, Ram Gopal Varma and Bharathiraaja

What is the title of Kangana Ranaut starrer Jayalalithaa biopic?

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Jayalalithaa's biopic starring Kangana Ranaut will be a bilingual movie which will be released in Hindi and Tamil. While the Hindi version will be titled as Jaya, the Tamil version has been named as Thalaivi.

When did Jayalalithaa die?

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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016, due to cardiac arrest.

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