Actress Kangana Ranaut is gearing for the trailer launch of her much-anticipated film 'Thalaivi' on March 23 on her birthday. Based on the inspirational life of former actress and ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, late Jayaram Jayalalithaa, Thalaivi is a trilingual movie shot simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu under the same title.
The makers of Thalaivi have decided to launch the trailer on a massive scale across Chennai and Mumbai on the same day (March 23) considering the wide popularity of Jayalalitha, while keeping all the covid guidelines in mind.
Talking about the trailer launch events, Director A.L. Vijay told ANI, "Thalaivi reflects the life of an inspirational icon for millions and it is a fundamental duty to do justice to the stature of the legend, hence we wanted to launch the trailer on a large scale".
"Jaya madam is not just an idol for the people of Tamil Nadu but a renowned personality across the nation, so we decided to launch the trailer across Chennai and Mumbai. Kangana Ji is a remarkable actor who slips into every character with the utmost ease. For Thalaivi, she has adipate the absolute mannerisms of Jaya madam that the character demanded", he added.
On Monday (March 22), Kangana Ranaut, who essays Jayalalitha in Thalaivi, shared new stills from the movie and showed the transformation from gaining 20 kgs to losing it all back within a span of few months. "Gaining 20 kgs and loosing it all back within a span of few months wasn’t the only challenge that I faced while filming this Epic Biopic, wait is getting over just in few hours Jaya will be your forever", Kangana wrote on Twitter.
Thalaivi shows the journey of Jayalalitha, fondly called Jaya Amma, from her struggles in the entertainment industry and rise to stardom to become one of the most powerful and iconic female politicians, India has ever witnessed. Recently on the birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa, the makers of 'Thalaivi' announced the release date of the film which is 23rd April 2021.
Produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri, and Shailesh R Singh, Thalaivi also stars Arvind Swami as MGR along with Prakash Raj, Jisshu Sengupta, Poorna, Madhoo, Bhagyashree, Samuthirakani, and Raj Arjun in key roles.