Controversy over Jaya biopic Nayanthara or Vidya Balan to play Amma

Controversy over Jaya biopic: Nayanthara or Vidya Balan to play ‘Amma’

A controversy has erupted in K-town with two teams announcing biopic on former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Vijay, who has made films such as Madrasapattinam and Kireedom, will direct one of the biopics, which will go on the floors on February 24.

In a statement, Brinda Prasad Adusumilli, director, Vibri Media, which is producing the film, said, “Madam Dr. J. Jayalalithaa was one of those few regional leaders who went on to become a force to reckon with in Indian politics.

Her life is an inspiration for womenfolk around the world. This film will be a tribute to her achievements, both in cinema and politics. We will launch the movie on her birthday, February 24. The first look of the biopic will be released on that very day.”

The film will be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi and is
likely to have actors from Bollywood.

Meanwhile, director and producer Priyadhaarshini who is producing and helming Varalakshmi Sarathkumar’s upcoming flick Shakthi has announced that her production company Papertale Pictures will be making a movie on Jayalalithaa.

A media release said the movie will be made in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.

“The official announcement about the cast and crew will be made in September 2018. Shooting of the movie will begin on 24 February,” it said.

Meanwhile, Vidya Balan is said to be the front-runner to essay J Jayalalithaa in the biopic to be made by Vijay.

It may be recalled Nayanthara recently expressed her interest to play Jayalalithaa in the latter’s biopic. She said, “I don’t know if it would be apt for me, but I’d like to be part of J Jayalalithaa’s biopic.”