The Iron Lady: Nithya Menen as Jayalalithaa, Varalakshmi to play Sasikala?

Last Updated: Sat, Sep 22, 2018 11:07 hrs

Director Priyadhaarshini has announced that ‘The Iron Lady’ is the title for her upcoming film which is the biopic of Tamil cinema’s yesteryear leading actress and late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

In her interview, Priyadhaarshini has confirmed that Nithya Menen will be seen playing  Jayalalithaa in the biopic and the director is in talks with Varalakshmi to play the Chief Minister’s close aide Sasikala. 

Clarifying her presence in the biopic, Varalakshmi tweeted “Thank you all for the wishes.. but NOTHING has been finalised regarding #THEIRONLADY with @priyadhaarshini ... when and if we do finalise things I will be the first to let u all know.. thank you .. as I’m travelling abroad I’m not able to attend most of the media calls..apologies”.

To be produced by Papertale Pictures, the shoot of the film will go on floors on February 24 next year, the birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa. Vibri Media had also announced that they are producing Jayalalithaa’s biopic in multiple languages and it will be directed by Vijay.Bharathiraja has also agreed to direct Jayalalithaa biopic for producer Adithya Bharadwaj.