Indian actress Kangana Ranaut has shared a few pictures from her upcoming movie, Thalaivi, to pay tribute to late actor-turned-politician J Jayalalithaa. Kangana will be seen essaying the titular role of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister in the filmtitled ‘Thalaivi’ which is loosely based on the life of Jayalalithaa.
One of the images shows Kangana, dressed in the signature crisp, white-coloured cotton sari with a distinguished border, walking as a picture of grace. Another picture shows her standing in a room - full of men - perhaps in the middle of an important discussion.
The third image shows Kangana serving food to small girls sitting in a row. She tweeted the pictures and wrote, “On the death anniversary of Jaya Amma, sharing some working stills from our film Thalaivi- the revolutionary leader. All thanks to my team, especially the leader of our team Vijay sir who is working like a super human to complete the film, just one more week to go.”
AL Vijay, who is helming the multi-lingual (Hindi, Tamil and Telugu) film said, “The film depicts the early years and struggles she faced both as an actor and as a politician.”
The film will be an unvarnished depiction of late Jayalalitha’s life. He added, “Her life was a mix of glamour, love, heartbreak, struggle, and success. Our focus is to make it as real as possible, without trying to glorify her, but show the human side of the person she was.”
The director also said that the leading lady Kangana has brought a fierce quality to her muse who was a firebrand. “Kangana’s dedication towards playing the character shows in the fact that she gained weight to stay true to the stage of her life that she is portraying. Her attention to details, her makeup and costumes will make it a visual treat for the audience, they will feel like they are watching Jayalalitha herself on screen.”