AL Vijay to start bio-pic on Jayalalithaa

On former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary Sunday, filmmaker AL Vijay announced her biopic titled Thalaivi. The director, in a statement, stated that the cast and crew will be announced shortly. Reportedly, the research work is on since nine months. The biopic will be made in three languages (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) and the production team has obtained the NOC (No Objection Certificate) from Deepak, the nephew of Jayalalithaa.

In a statement, Vijay said, “The stature of this tall leader and courage inspired me to say yes as soon as I was offered this opportunity. I feel very responsible and decided to work very hard and relentlessly to deliver an honest biopic. Nothing can be as perfect as this occasion to reveal the title Thalaivi, which I believe is the greatest celebration.” Writer Vijayendra Prasad of Baahubali and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi fame is the mentor and GV Prakash is the composer. Nirav Shah cranks the camera.

NT Bureau