Chennai: A biopic on former Tamil Nadu CM and actor Jayalalithaa has been announced on Wednesday. The movie will be directed by renowned Tamil filmmaker Vijay and will feature many popular actors from the Hindi and Tamil film industry.
Produced by Vibri Media, the biopic will showcase the achievements of Jayalalitha in the realms of politics and films. The first look of the film will be unveiled on Jayalalitha’s birthday on February 24.
Fondly called ‘Amma’ by millions, Jayalalitha was one of the most renowned politicians in India. Her life is full of enriching experiences as she traversed from being a fine actor to a revered politician. Born in a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family on 24 February 1948 at Melukote, in Mandy district of the erstwhile Mysore State (now Karnataka), Jayalalitha debuted as a child artist in the Kannada movie Sri Shaila Mahathme in 1961.
In a film career spanning two decades, Jayalalitha acted in 140 films between 1961 and 1980, primarily in the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages. She joined AIADMK in 1982 and was soon elected to the Rajya Sabha. She later became the political head of the party post the death of M. G Ramachandran in 1987. After this, she served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state. Jayalalitha passed away after a cardiac arrest on December 5, 2016 in Chennai.
Speaking further, director Brinda Prasad Adusumilli of Vibri Media Ltd. said that late politician J. Jayalalitha was undoubtedly a renowned figure in Indian politics and an inspiration to women all over the world. The director further stated that the biopic will be a homage to her achievements in cinema and politics and will be made in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
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