Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was a powerful personality who headed the state with an iron fist. Post her death, there were many who were keen to do her biopic. As of now we have 3 different people who are working on her biopic on the silver screen and one in the web series format. Priyadarshini, former associate of Mysskin and director AL Vijay are said to be working on the biopics of Jayalalithaa. Nithya Menen plays Jaya in the former. Bharathi Raja is also said to be doing a biopic on the former CM.
As regards the web series, Gautham Menon is working on it and we have some interesting updates on this. Our sources say, “The shoot for this web series is happening for more than four months. The initial shoot happened in AVM studios in Chennai. Later on the shoot happened in Nungambakkam. Important sequences like her mentor MG Ramachandran’s death and aftermath of Rajiv Gandhi blast sequences were recently done. The web series has been titled as Queen”.
This is really an interesting development. There were also announcements about other biopics. But no information or development seems to be happening on that front. On Gautham Menon’s directorial ventures, his film with Dhanush, Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta appears to be inching towards the release line when recently producer Madan tweeted saying that it might be an April release. If that happens, then Gautham’s other film Dhruva Natchathiram with Chiyaan Vikram should see the light of the day. It looks like right now the Minnalae director’s focus seems to be his web series on Jayalalithaa!