We were one of the first to reveal to you that Kangana Ranaut will soon be playing J Jayalalithaa in a biopic on the legendary actor-cum-politician. CineBlitz also revealed to you exclusively that the movie will showcase her as an actress, who then enters politics and rises to power. Titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi, the bilingual film will go on floors in July. That made us wonder who is playing MGR (MG Ramachandran) in the movie? If Jayalalithaa’s political career is being showcased, MGR will surely have to be a part of the biopic.
For those of you who don’t know, MGR was Jayalalithaa’s mentor, He was an actor – filmmaker who formed DMK and became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. In fact, he was the one who helped her grow in politics and be the fearless leader that she was! So who will play the crucial character of MGR? Vishnu Vardhan Induri revealed to us exclusively, “We are still casting and it is going to be Tamil actor who will essay the role of MGR, who was Jayalalitha’s mentor.” Well we wonder who will play the iconic MGR on the big screen in Jayalalithaa’s biopic? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below!
Directed by AL Vijay (of Devi fame), the movie is being written by KV Vijayendra Prasad. We even revealed to you exclusively that the niece and nephew of Jayalalithaa gave permission for the biopic to be made. Well, we can’t wait to see this one. In the meantime, with the film set to roll in July, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more news, updates and gossip right here.