On account of Jayalalithaa’s second year death anniversary, Director A Priyadarshini has released the first-look poster of Jayalalithaa’s highly anticipated biopic.
Actor Nithya Menen looks strikingly similar to Jayalalitha in this poster, dressed exactly to resemble her early days in politics. Produced by Chennai-based Papertale Pictures, the poster has the line ‘India’s Margaret Thatcher’.
The poster further stated that a ‘grand inauguration ceremony’ would be organised soon. The director in an interview with The Hindu had shared that actor Nithya Menen would don the role of Jayalalithaa in the film and that the film would officially go on the floors on February 24, 2019, coinciding with Jayalalithaa’s birthday.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad-based production house Vibri Media previously announced that they would soon produwce a biopic on the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. They had announced that the film would be released to coincide with Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary, February 24, next year. Vibri Media further said that director AL Vijay of Madrasapattinam fame would helm the project and that it will star lead actors from Bollywood and the south. Adithya Bharadwaj, producer of Y-star Cine and Television Private Ltd, had announced that a biopic on the late Chief Minister would be directed by veteran director Barathiraja.