‘Thalaivi’: Kangana Ranaut’s Jayalalithaa biopic in trouble as CM’s niece moves to court

Kangana Ranaut is undoubtedly one of the finest actresses in Bollywood. She brings the characters alive while playing them whether it is Gangster, Fashion, Queen, Tanu Weds Manu or its sequel.

There was a lot of enthusiasm and curiosity when it was announced that she would be doing the biopic of Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Kangana portraying the late CM on the screen who had a charm and personality of her would be a treat.

But it seems there might be some obstacles before that treat is served to us as Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar has moved to Madras High Court seeking a stay on the film. Besides Thalaivi, she has also sought a stay on an upcoming web series based on the life of her aunt.

According to a report by Times Now, Deepa has stated in her affidavit that AL Vijay, the director of the Thalaivi, and Gautam Vasudev Menon who is directing the web series have not taken her consent for the film. She feels some facts could have been presented in a wrong manner that could portray Jayalalithaa in a bad light. She wants to ensure some sort of guarantee from the director regarding the portrayal of the late CM.  She wants the court to intervene to ensure that the director are stating the facts only.

It remains to be seen what decision is taken by the court. Meanwhile, Kangana is busy prepping for her character in Los Angeles, California. A recent picture of the actress on Instagram showcased Kangana immersed in preps for the film.

Speaking about Jayalalithaa, Kangana had said in a press statement, “She was far more docile and refined in her demeanour, more sophisticated in her choice of words and always ladylike no matter what she was going through. But if you tried to run her down, she would always bounce back. She’s risen over every controversy and adversity and I could identify with that spirit though our styles of expression were very different.”


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