The biopic on Jayalalithaa was officially announced the titled of which was revealed today. The poster of the film titled The Iron Lady was unveiled by ace filmmaker AR Murugadoss and it will be directed by Priyadhaarshani. However, it is not clear yet who would be playing the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Reports were indicating that Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has been signed to play Jayalalithaa in the biopic. However, the Sarkar actress has denied any such developments and said that she would love to play that role.
Another name that is doing the rounds is Nithya Menen and this piece of information too is yet to be confirmed officially. What is causing the confusion is the fact that the director Priyadhaarshini had retweeted a post which suggested that Nithya Menen has been signed to play the titular role. Although an official confirmation is yet to be rolled out, this gesture by the director seems to have unofficially confirmed Nithya Menen’s casting in The Iron Lady.
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The biopic on Jayalalithaa will be the most awaited for numerous reasons. While the film world will be eager to know more about Jayalalithaa’s rise in the tinsel town, the political world will be interested in learning about her affiliation to her mentor and the party she was a part of.
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