The life of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the late J Jayalalithaa is an interesting topic for a biopic and till now, there are at least four people who are said to be working on a movie on this same topic. Priyadhaarshini, an associate of director Mysskin had begun her project on Jayalalithaa with the title - The Iron Lady, having Nithya Menen playing the former CM’s role. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is said to be reprising Jayalalithaa’s deputy Sasikala’s role in this project.
A couple of days ago, director AL Vijay had announced that he is making a biopic of Jayalalithaa in Tamil and Hindi. To be produced by Vibri Media, GV Prakash Kumar has been roped in to compose music and Nirav Shah will be cranking the camera. Vijay has also got an NOC from Jayalalithaa's nephew Deepak. The film has been titled Thalaivi, in Tamil. Now, we have an additional information that the title of this biopic in Hindi will be Jaya. Our sources confirm, “The title in Hindi for the former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s biopic will be Jaya. The unit has decided to go with her name itself as the title.”
It also has to be recalled that director Gautham Vasudev Menon had announced that he would be making a web series on Jayalalithaa's life. He is said to have completed shooting for two episodes of the series. Ramya Krishnan is doing Jayalalithaa's role and Viji Chandrasekar is playing Sasikala's role in this project. Director Bharathiraja has also announced a biopic on Jayalalithaa. Let’s see which one releases first and who does justice to her story.