Watch: FIRST LOOK out! Kangana Ranaut looks unrecognizable as Jayalalithaa in 'Thalaivi'; film to release on June 26, 2020


Actress Kangana Ranaut, last seen on screen in Manikarnika, will be playing late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in the upcoming multilingual biopic Thalaivi. On the occasion of Kangana's birthday in March, it was announced through an official statement that she has been roped in to play Jayalalithaa in a trilingual directed by A.L Vijay. Now months later, the makers have unveiled Kangana's look from the film and we must say, she has once again gotten completely into the skin of the character, and is almost unrecognizable.

The film is based on the life and times of Jayalalithaa - the most celebrated female actor-politician ever lived. From learning Tamil, Bharatnatyam to sitting through arduous prosthetics sessions, Kangana has been leaving no stone unturned in preparation for the role. The makers of the film have also released the first look teaser of the film, which show Kangana in two distinct looks in and as Thalaivi. The actress has gone a complete transformation and nailed both Jayalalithaa’s look and body language. The first look teaser shows the early years of Jayalalithaa’s career when she was a superstar heroine, and the focus then shifts to her years as a politician, a look that everyone had been eagerly waiting for.

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Not only are her dance moves as the younger Jayalalithaa on point, she has nailed the aura and commanding personality as the legendary politician. As soon as the look was shared, the internet erupted with praise, and can’t stop raving about the poster and teaser. Producer Vishnu Vardhan Induri said, “I am excited to show this story of an actor turn politician, which is based on one of India’s most loved and followed public figures. Thalaivi is a very dear project to all of us as it is a story that needs to be told. And the way, Kangana has slipped into the character, is simply amazing. Can't wait to present this film to the audience."

Shaailesh R Singh is proud to associate with Thalaivi and was quoted as saying, "I’m happy to collaborate with Kangana yet again after Tanu Weds Manu and Judgemental Hai Kya. There couldn’t have been anyone other than Kangana to ace and portray this legendary public figure! We can’t wait to showcase her incredible journey to the world."

Thalaivi is scheduled to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on June 26, 2020.

(Source: Twitter)