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Kangana Ranaut reveals she had doubts about playing Jayalalithaa in Thalaivii

Directed by A. L. Vijay, the biopic will also star Arvind Swami and will release in theatres on September 10

Akshay Krishna
Sep 13, 2021
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Kangana Ranaut has proven her acting prowess and abilities time and time again through her movies. And now, she seems to be all set to impress the audience, yet again with her upcoming film Thalaivii. With reactions following the movie's pre-release screenings, it seems like she is not going to disappoint the larger audience. However, Kangana revealed that she had a lot of self-doubt about the role when it was first offered to her. 

In an interview with Film Companion, the actress admitted that she was not convinced about playing Jayalalithaa in the biopic. The actress thought that she was the worst casting for the role of the former chief minister. “I have an angular face with a strong jaw and Jaya amma has a different kind of face. She is a beautiful, voluptuous woman and she is a Bharatanatyam dancer. She speaks Tamil,” said the National Award-winning actress. 

She also said that Jayalalithaa’s acting was a lot different from her, and was more mainstream. She also said that she had reservations about gaining weight for the role and questioned herself on how she would look after putting on weight. 

Thalaivii is a biopic directed by A. L. Vijay, which will see Kangana essaying the role of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. It is bankrolled by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R Singh of Vibri Motion Pictures and Karma Media And Entertainment. The movie will also feature Arvind Swami, Nassar, Bhagyashree, Samuthirakani, Madhu Bala and Poorna. The movie will be released in theatres on September 10.

Apart from Thalaivii, the actress is also starring in Tejas and Dhaakad, a spy thriller, which also features Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta.

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