There were mixed reactions after seeing Kangana’s look for the biopic of legendary actress and former Tamil Nadu Cheif Minister Jayalalithaa, titled ‘Thalaivi’.Marking the 72nd birth anniversary of this great woman, the team released a new poster of the film today where Kangana almost looks like Jayalalithaa.draped in a white saree.
Now the latest update is that well-known heroine and TV show judge Poorna (Shamna Khasim) who acted in several Telugu films like ‘Seema Tapakai’, ‘Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu’, ‘Laddu Babu’, ‘Avunu’ and others has been roped in to play the role of Sasikala in this film.
Poorna herself has confirmed the news by tweeting- “Delighted to announce that I am now officially part of Thalaivi Movie, directed by @DirectorALVijay Sir.It’s truly a wonderful opportunity to be associated with the biopic of the Iron Lady J Jayalalitha ma’am and to work alongside #KanganaRenaut, @thearvindswami, @prakashraaj”.
Directed by popular Tamil director AL.Vijay, this biopic is being produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh.R.Singh.The film will be simultaneously released in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu in June, this year.Aravind Swami is essaying the role of iconic actor-politician MG.Ramachandran and Bengali star Jisshu Sengupta is on board to play Shoban Babu.
Sasikala shares a great relationship with Jayalalitha as they are known to be very close friends.
Everyone also knows about the havoc Sasikala created in Tamil Nadu politics after Jayalalitha’s demise.So it would be interesting to see how director AL.Vijay portrays Poorna as Sasikala in this highly anticipated biopic.Stay tuned for more updates!