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Arvind Swami’s look as MGR from Thalaivi unveiled

Instagram: Arvind Swami
Instagram: Arvind Swami

Kangana Ranaut starrer Thalaivi is one of the most awaited films of the year. The movie is a biopic on the late former CM of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa. While Kangana will be seen as Jayalalithaa, Arvind Swami will play the role of late former Tamil Nadu CM MGR. Today, on the 103rd birth anniversary of MGR, the makers have unveiled Arvind Swami’s look from the film.

Arvind took to Instagram to share his look. He posted, “Here is my first look as Puratchi Thaliavar, Makkal Thilagam MGR in #Thalaivi . A teaser follows at 10.30 am today. Hope u like it ?”


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Makkal Thilagam MGR in #Thalaivi

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The actor took to Twitter to share the teaser of the film. He tweeted, “With a lot of love and respect, here is my first look Teaser of Puratchi Thalaivar MGR.  #Thalaivi”

Thalaivi is a multi-lingual film and it is being made in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

Talking about roping in Arvind Swami for the film, director Vijay stated, “After Kangana Ranaut was brought onboard for the character of honourable former Late CM Jayalalitha, we had to consider several artistes for the role of honourable MGR. Finally, we felt Arvind Swami would befittingly look perfect. In simple words, we are now completely drenched in extreme astonishment to find him give immense life to the legendary character. Apart from our inputs, he spent sumptuous time and energy in getting to know more deeply about the legend’s life. Of course, MGR is still the most loved leader of zillions or else how would he become the only actor to be the recipient of the Bharat Ratna Award. So, it’s been a journey of intense dedication for all of us in the team to pictorially represent his adorable deeds in celluloid version.”

Arvind Swami is known for movies like Roja and Bombay. From the past few years, he hasn’t starred in any Bollywood film, but Thalaivi will mark his comeback in the Hindi film industry.

The movie is slated to release on 26th June 2020.