One of the leading production houses in South and Bollywood film industries, Vibri Media has been working on the idea of making a movie on Jaya Lalitha.
About the movie:
Aditya Bharadwaj, one of the producers of the film revealed that the script for the movie is almost ready. According to the sources, the film will be directed by award-winning Kollywood filmmaker Vijay of Madrasapattinam fame.
The script revolves around Jaya Lalitha’s achievements in both films and politics. The makers have already finalized the seventh draft of the screenplay. And the cast and crew are very likely to be a mix of actors from both south Indian cinema and the Bollywood film industry.
Even though the movie is likely to be fictionalized, the directors are planning to use real footages interspersed with recreated scenes to make the film more relatable.
When did it all begin?
The whole idea was conceived a year before Jaya Lalitha passed away. The producer of the movie even recalls having a word with Jaya Lalitha about the movie. He further adds that she had smiled when she was informed that a biopic about her is in the pipeline. But she told him that she will talk about it later.
Sadly, after a short while, she passed away on account of a massive cardiac arrest in the year 2016.
Her journey from a successful star to a powerful politician is well-known. But, there is much more to it. Which is why the team has done a lot of research on her life to make the movie as authentic as possible.
The lead role:
The speculations about actresses playing the lead role are rife, yet there is still no confirmed report on which actress is going to portray the role of Jaya Lalitha. As a matter of fact, when Jaya Lalitha was implored about whom she would like to see in the role, she said it should be Aishwarya Rai.
Nevertheless, according to the sources, it might be played by the Bahubali star, Anushka Shetty.
However, if we go by the current rumors in Kollywood, Nitya Menon is also in consideration for the role.
No one knows for sure yet, but one thing is evident that this movie is going to be a massive portrayal of this megastar and a mega politician. It clearly puts the performing actress under a lot of pressure.
The shooting and production of the movie:
According to the producer Aditya Bharadwaj, a substantial part of the movie would be shot in the studios of Mumbai to portray her life as an actress. The rest of the biopic would be shot in Chennai which will be the sizeable depiction of her political life.
The movie is supposed to be released in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. The makers of this film have already initiated the first step of finalizing the cast. The film will be supposedly titled Thaai: Puratchi Thalaivi.
We are all waiting eagerly for the epic cinema that portrays the real life of Jaya Lalitha at its best. It’s just a matter of time when the news will be publicly released about who bags the lead role.
Till then all we can do is speculate!