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On the birthday of former Chief Minister late J.Jayalalithaa, A.L.Vijay had announced that he will start shooting for the biopic on the iron lady. Actress Nithya Menon was supposedly roped-in to essay the role of J.Jayalalithaa. However, there seems to be a change of plans.

Kangana Ranaut to play the role of Jayalalithaa in her biopic Thalaivi directed by A.L.Vijay

Latest news is that Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut, who was last seen in ‘Manikarnika’ is on board to play the role of the former Chief Minister. Kangana has been a part of Kollywood once, with Jayam Ravi’s ‘Dhaam Dhoom’, which released way back in 2008. This news has been announced marking her birthday today (23rd March). This movie will also be released in Hindi, as it is bilingual. 

This movie also marks music director G.V.Prakash Kumar's second venture in Bollywood, after 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. An elated GVP took to Twitter, saying "After #gangsofwasseypur this will be my venture back into Hindi .. #GV72 #KanganaRanaut will play the lead role in #Thalaivi, the #Jayalalithaabiopic produced by @vibri_media @vishinduri and directed by #Vijay #Vijayendraprasad #NiravShah @gvprakash #HBDKanganaRanaut"

‘Thalaivi’, directed by A.L.Vijay has story by Vijayendra Prasad, the man behind S.S.Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali’ franchise and the Bollywood epic 'Manikarnika'. G.V.Prakash will be composing the music while Nirav Shah will be donning the cameraman’s hat. Stay tuned for more updates on this biggie.