It is also worth noting that Kanagana Ranaut will play Jayalalithaa in the biopic directed by Vijay and Nithya Menen will play Jaya in the film directed by Priyadarshini.
After directors like Vijay and Priyadarshini, Telugu filmmaker Kethireddy Jagadeeswara Reddy announced that he is coming up with the biopic of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her close aide Sasikala. Titled Sasilalithaa, the film will trace the journey of her political career from her early days.
Speculations are rife that the director has approached popular Bollywood actress Kajol to play Jayalalithaa in the biopic. When contacted, a source close to the team, said, “Kethireddy met Kajol at her residence and has narrated the script. However, the actress is yet to decide whether to be a part of the project. He is also in search of a heroine down south to play the role of Jaya’s friend Sasikala. An official announcement will be made in a month’s time.” We also hear that actress Amala Paul is being considered by the director to play Sasikala. “As of now, only Kajol has been approached by the team. Information regarding other cast is only rumour,” the source said. Jagadeeswar Reddy’s another controversial biopic, Laxmi’s Veera Grandham, is currently under post production. The film is eyeing a release in both Tamil and Telugu. It is also worth noting that Kanagana Ranaut will play Jayalalithaa in the biopic directed by Vijay and Nithya Menen will play Jaya in the film directed by Priyadarshini.