The first look poster of Thalaivi, which casts Kangana Ranaut as late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, was launched recently. As expected, her fans have expressed excitement at the idea of seeing the actress essay the late politician in the upcoming film. If the poster, which comes with a short teaser, is anything to go by, Kangana looks unrecognizable as Jayalalithaa in the film.
However, it seems the film has now landed in trouble as Madras High Court has granted the late leader’s niece Deepa permission to file a civil suit against the makers. According to a leading publication, Deepa can now sue AL Vijay of Thalaivi apart from the makers of other projects on Jayalalithaa’s life. The move came after Deepa moved to court earlier this month to seek a stay on two projects in the making on Jayalalithaa’s personal and political journey – Thalaivi as well as a web-series directed by Gautham Menon. She had mentioned in her affidavit that neither Vijay nor Menon took her consent nor they have any legal right to depict Jayalalithaa's journey.
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Now we wonder what Kangana and AL Vijay have to say on this!
Meanwhile, Thalaivi is slated to hit the silver screens on June 26, 2020.
(Source: The News Minute)