Vidya Balan could play Jayalalitha in biopic. First look out in 2019

Actor-politician J Jayalalitha’s biopic’s first look to be revealed on her birthday, February 24, 2019.

Updated: Aug 16, 2018 14:23:55

By HT Correspondent

J Jayalalitha’s biopic to take off on her birthday in 2019.

The film industry has recently come to understand the value of biopics. Filmmakers in south have especially come to understand the potential after the success of actor Savitri’s biopic, Mahanati. Now, it has come to light that Vibri Media, who are bankrolling Ranveer Singh’s 83 and Nandamuri Balakrishna’s NTR biopic will also be producing the Jayalalitha biopic. The film is expected to be directed by Vijay.

Director of Vibri Media and Chairperson SIIMA, Brinda Prasad said, “Madam Dr J. Jayalalitha was one of those rare few regional leaders who went on to become a force to reckon within Indian politics. Her life is an inspiration for women folk around the world. This film will be a tribute to her achievements both in cinema and politics. We will launch the movie on het birthday, February 24. The first look of the film will be released on that very day.”

This biopic will be made in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Producer Vishnu Vardhan also said, “We at Vibri have a Vision of telling real stories and Director Vijay is overseeing the pre-production work of the film himself as per our vision.”

The cast of the film is yet to be announced, but if one were to believe the industry grapevine, Vidya Balan is apparently the frontrunner to play the part. Vidya also happens to be a part of the NTR biopic and she plays the role of NTR’s first wife, Basavatamma in the film.

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First Published: Aug 16, 2018 14:19:21


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