It's raining biopic on Tamil Nadu's late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Many filmmakers had expressed their wish to make a movie on her life and at least five movies have been announced. The latest, if materialises, might be bigger than others. It is simply because of the presence of Bollywood actress Kajol Devgn and Amala Paul.
Rumours are floating in the industry that K Jagadeeswara Rao, Tamil Nadu Telugu Yuvasakthi leader and director, has approached Kajol Devgn to play the role of J Jayalalithaa, while Amala Paul for the character of Jaya's close aide Sasikala, who is now serving her four-year imprisonment in the disproportionate case, in the movie called Sasilalitha.
However, there is no official confirmation on the two actresses accepting or rejecting the offer. A poster of the movie was released recently.
It has to be noted that the same director had earlier claimed that he would be doing a biopic on NTR and his wife Lakshmi. But it did not even hit the floors.
Among the six, only AL Vijay's movie and Priyadarshini's Iron Lady, which has Nithya Menen and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the roles of Jaya and Sasikala, have made some serious progress.
Lingusamy, Ram Gopal Varma and Bharathiraaja are the other filmmakers who are interested to make a biopic on J Jayalalithaa.
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is the only public figure in India on whom multiple biopics are being made/planned and all the films are in the making. If it is not enough, a TV series is also on cards helmed by Gautham Menon and starring Ramya Krishnan.