Kangana Ranaut, who played Rani Lakshmibai in her last release Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, will be seen in another biopic soon. The actress announced on the occasion of her 32nd birthday (March 23) that she will star in bilingual film titled Jaya, which is based on the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and yesteryear actress J Jayalalithaa. Titled Thalaivi in Tamil, the film will be helmed by Tamil director A.L. Vijay while Baahubali writer Vijayendra Prasad has penned the script.
As we all know that Kangana is a perfectionist and pushes all her limits for her roles, it does not come as a surprise that she will be learning Tamil before the project goes on floors in September. "The scenes will be in Tamil, and I will learn the language to understand the character better and feel closer to her. I will begin my language classes once I honour my commitments to Panga and Mental Hai Kya," she revealed to a daily.
Kangana Ranaut and J Jayalalithaa
Stating that she feels Jayalalithaa's personality is similar to her own, Kangana added, "I see parallels with my own journey in hers, but her success story is much bigger than mine. In the first narration itself, I could see myself doing the part because it came naturally to me. I could have gone ahead with my own biopic, but this was much more enticing."
Reportedly, actresses like Vidya Balan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were also being considered for the role. However, the makers decided to finalise Kangana and we cannot wait to see her step into the shoes of the late Tamil Nadu CM.