Kangana Ranaut looks exactly like Jayalalithaa in new Thalaivi still

Apart from Kangana Ranaut as Jayalalithaa and Arvind Swami as MGR, industry buzz suggests the film also stars Jisshu Sengupta as Shoban Babu, Madhoo as Janaki Ramachandran and Poorna as Sasikala Natarajan. (Photo: Rangoli Chandel/Twitter)
A still of Kangana Ranaut as late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in upcoming biopic Thalaivi was released on the latter’s 72nd birth anniversary. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. The still was posted by Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel on Twitter. I am eternally grateful to J Deepak, nephew of madam Jayalalithaa, who has given us the ‘green signal’.”
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Thalaivi will be released simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on June 26. The still shows Kangana in a white saree, also sporting the recognisable red bindi. Kangana bears an uncanny resemblance to Jayalalithaa. This is more realistic than Kangana’s earlier look that was widely criticised on social media for too much use of CGI to give Kangana a chubbier look. Thalaivi is being helmed by AL Vijay on a script penned by KV Vijayendra Prasad. By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |

Published: February 24, 2020 9:49:52 am

Thalaivi will be released simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on June 26. Director Vijay recently spoke to Indianexpress.com about his approach to Thalaivi. She was a warrior woman, and her story deserves to be told.”

Kangana in and as #Thalaivi … without any prosthetics or any special effets Kangana looks like Jaya Amma, shocking, determination can make anything happen #Thalaivi pic.twitter.com/Dtm8wu5fwH
— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) February 24, 2020
He added, “The film is written by KV Vijayendra Prasad sir, who penned Baahubali and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. He said, “Our biopic intends to celebrate madam Jayalalithaa. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. As a team, we are aware that screen adaptations of the lives of the famous tread a fine line—what and what not to show. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


Kangana Ranaut At the same time, we aim to give a good cinematic experience to the audience.