The pre-release event of the Telugu version of Thalaivii was held in Hyderabad on Sunday
After the reopening of theatres in Tamil Nadu, the multilingual film, Thalaivi, was the first biggie to announce its release date on September 10. The film, to release in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi, stars Kangana Ranaut, Aravind Swamy, Bhagyasree, Poorna Kasim and is directed by AL Vijay. With barely a few days left for the release, the team is going all out to promote the film through various mediums. The pre-release event of the film's Telugu version was held in Hyderabad during the weekend, with the entire cast and crew, including producer Vishnu Induri, writer Vijayendra Prasad in attendance.
Vijayendra Prasad, at the event, had shared that Kangana was in two minds about doing the film, given her lack of knowledge about South Indian politics and Jayalalithaa's life. "I only asked her to be herself and forget the rest. She had no second thoughts about the film later. I'm sure we'll see on her on the coveted top chair in the times to come," the Baahubali writer lavished praise on Kangana. AL Vijay concurred with him, adding that Kangana did complete justice to the role of the real-life actor-politician and called Aravind Swamy the film's 'pillar'. He also thanked the film's team for standing by the project for over three years.
Aravind Swamy stated that Thalaivii was a special film for him for reasons much beyond his character. "I knew we were making a special film right during the shoot. The experience of working with Kangana and the ensemble cast was just magical. I have already watched the film twice and I'm sure audiences will have similar things to say about the movie," he mentioned. Kangana conveyed her gratitude to Vijayendra Prasad for backing her to do the role and had high words of applause for Aravind Swamy for agreeing to be a part of a female-centric film. Later in the day, filmmaker Sriram Adittya, who watched the film, praised it to the skies. Check his tweet below: