Is Varalaxmi part of Jayalalithaa biopic?

Filmmaker Priyadarshini had announced recently that she would be helming The Iron Lady, a biopic of the former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

She also confirmed that Nithya Menen will play Jaya on screen and Varalaxmi will be a part of the film.

Later, there were speculations that Varalaxmi will play Jaya’s friend, Sasikala in the project.

However Varalaxmi said,”I am not playing Sasikala’s role in the film. Moreover, I am yet to decide whether to be a part of this project or not.”

The makers are also considering some of the leading actresses in Tamil cinema for the role. Sources say that the film will go on floors on Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary that falls next year on 24 February 2019.

NT Bureau