Kangna Ranaut set to headline biopic on late politician Jayalalithaa

Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

Riding high on the grand success of her recent release Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi (2019), Kangana Ranaut is set to be a part of yet another biopic.

The three-time National Film Award-winning actress, who celebrates her 32nd birthday today, has announced that she will headline the biopic on actress-turned-politician Jayalalithaa. The film will be bilingual.

Ranaut confirmed that the biopic will hit screens as Jaya in Hindi and Thalaivi in Tamil. Well-known South Indian filmmaker Vijay has come onboard to helm the project, which is currently being scripted by renowned screenwriter K.V. Vijayendra Prasad.

Talking about having Kangana Ranaut onboard, Vijay said, “Jayalalithaa 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. I’m proud and happy with our association with one of India’s biggest star and the very talented Kangana Ranautji to portray the dynamic role of our very dynamic leader.”

Ranaut said that the late politician’s life makes for a great concept for a mainstream film. “Jayalalithaaji is one of the biggest female success stories of this century. She was a superstar and went on to become an iconic politician. It’s a great concept for a mainstream film. I am honoured to be a part of this mega project.”

Kangana Ranaut will next be seen in Mental Hai Kya, followed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga.