Kangana Ranaut is excited about her upcoming biopic Thalaivi, which sees her portraying actor-politician J Jayalalithaa. The actor will be launching Thalaivi’s trailer on her birthday, March 23.On Monday, Kangana gave a glimpse of it in new pictures.
Kangana plays the role of later former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. Before she was a politician, Jayalalithaa was part of the Tamil film industry. Thalaivi is expected to follow Jayalalithaa’s journey from the big screen to the CM’s chair. In the photos shared by Kangana, the actor is seen wearing retro outfits – a pair of yellow shorts with a floral top in one picture and a golden ensemble for a dance number – along with a picture replicating the late minister’s iconic look.
Sharing the pictures, Kangana said that weight loss wasn’t the only challenge she faced while making the movie. “One day to go for the trailer launch of #Thalaivi 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 (sic),” she said.
In February, Kangana gave her fans a “massive transformation alert” and spoke about the kind of range she has displayed as a performer in Thalaivi. She wrote in a couple of tweets, “I have raw talent like Meryl Streep for layered character depictions but I can also do skilled action and glamour like Gal Gadot #Thalaivi #Dhaakad. I am open for debate if anyone can show me more range and brilliance of craft than me by any other actress on this planet I promise to give up my arrogance, until then I can surely afford the luxury of pride.”
The actor was also all praise for Thalaivi director AL Vijay. Earlier this month, in a series of tweets, she wrote, “You are not only amazingly competent, your eyes shine brighter when I excel as an artist. Through so many ups and downs, I never saw a hint of anger, insecurity or despair in you. Spoke to people who know you for decades and when they speak about you their eyes light up. You are not a human, you are a devta. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and know that I miss you.”
Thalaivi traces Jayalalithaa’s journey in the film industry as well as in politics. It also stars Prakash Raj, Arvind Swami, Jisshu Sengupta and Madhoo among others. Thalaivi will release on April 23, 2021.