Kangana has been in the news lately. From the various conflicts of her latest movie, Manikarnika to calling out actors for being apolitical, she has voiced her opinion. But on her birthday on March 23rd, Kangana Ranaut announced her new project. She is going to be a part of the biopic and will step into the shoes of former Tamil Nadu CM and veteran actress Jayalalitha. She was fondly referred to as ‘Puratchi Thalaivi’, which means ‘revolutionary leader’.
The movie will be bilingual and are titled “Thalaivi” in Tamil and “Jaya” in Hindi. The film is being directed by one of the leading filmmakers from South, A.L. Vijay. The director has made landmark films like Madradapattinam and Deiva Thirumagal.
Speaking about Jayalalithaa’s biopic and having Kangana on-board, Director AL Vijay said, “Jayalalithaa madam was one of the most prominent leaders of our country. Making a film on her life is a big responsibility and we are going to do it with utmost care and honesty. Am proud and happy with our association with one of India’s biggest star and the very talented Kangana Ranaut ji to portray the dynamic role of our very Dynamic leader.”
Talking about the remuneration, Kangana Ranaut has been offered a hefty amount, which upon knowing will leave your mouth wide open. According to sources, Kangana is paid bomb Rs 24 Crore, which will eventually make her the highest paid actress of country.
A source told an entertainment website, “Kangana is being paid to the tune of Rs 24 crore for the bilingual project, which will be made in Hindi and Tamil. The makers are sure that her star power will help reach a pan-India audience. Whenever Hindi artistes have done South movies, they have always shared screen space with a top star from the region. But the Manikarnika heroine will be leading from the front as the movie revolves around her character’s journey. The producers have already signed a contract with her.”
The movie is going to be written by the writer K.V. Vijayendra Prasad, who has also was a part of writing Baahubali and Manikarnika. “Jaya” and “Thalaivi” will be produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri & Shaailesh R Singh. He said, “This is my fifth collaboration with Kangana. Working with her is always an enriching experience and I’m glad that this film is based on an eminent personality.”
When asked about the film, Kangana said, “Jayalalithaa ji is one of the biggest female success stories of this century. She was a superstar and went on to become an iconic politician, it’s a great concept for the mainstream film. I am honoured to be a part of this mega project.”
Kangana was last seen in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi which was a biopic of Rani Laxmibai. She is also working on a biopic of herself.