Kangana Ranaut says she is under pressure to play Jayalalithaa in biopic

Kangana Ranaut, the Bollywood actress who is playing the role of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a biopic titled Thalaivi directed by A L Vijay, has said she is feeling the pressure to do the role.

Interacting with the media, she said, “I already started feeling the pressure. Currently, learning Tamil, classical dance and we are also working hard to get the look right”.

She said that she is not going to take any shortcuts for her role in the film. “We are planning to release the biopic in two parts. The first part will mostly revolve around the early life of Jayalalithaa and how she rose to stardom”, she added.

Kangana Ranaut recently visited the Mahatma Green India Mission Nursery at Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore and planted saplings in the nursery’s mother bed as part of her ongoing commitment to the Cauvery Calling movement.

“This is amazing to be a part of this initiative,” said Kangana. “As you guys saw, I planted some saplings and we also saw the process of how they are making saplings…I’m so fortunate to be a part of it. My relationship with Tamil Nadu is becoming very strong and intense after Cauvery Calling and Isha… I am very thrilled to be a part of Cauvery Calling,” said the actress.                                                              
Isha volunteers gave the actor a tour of the nursery. Looking relaxed and rather eager to get her hands in the soil, the actor headed to the mother bed area along with Isha Vidhya students and volunteers where she sowed seeds of poovarasu  (Portia), a flowering plant.

Kangana later sat down with Nadiveeras, Isha Vidhya students and volunteers and Isha’s Local Welfare Team to fill sapling bags with soil and planting saplings. She posed for a group photo with the tribal children and women from the local communities around Isha Yoga Center.