Since there’s more than one film inspired by the life of J Jayalalithaa, the late Chief Minister of TN, there’s been a lot of questions doing the rounds and who’s doing what. The Iron Lady, is being directed by A Priyadhaarshini starring Nithya Menen in the titular role.
Iron Lady is the biopic of Jayalalithaa or Amma as she was fondly known and spans over six decades of her life, including her time as the darling of Tamil cinema.
The director said that the lead actress for the film, Nithya Menen was chosen after a long process. She says that the actress has a lot in common with the former chief minister, including classical vocal training, fluency in six languages, and classical dance training. “Nithya Menen embodies many personality traits that Amma herself exhibited,” the director said in his statement.
The director also reiterated the need for an ethical approach to creating the movie for a broader audience. “The script of a biopic demands a lot of effort and careful planning as it must fulfill several criteria,” the director said. The director said she is keen on delivering a top-notch film to her audiences, who are eagerly awaiting the film’s release.
Speaking about the buzz around the movie, the director says, “The movie consists of a carefully curated team who is working to fulfill every creative aspect. We are still awaiting confirmation from a couple of the lead actors and then we will be ready to make all the details public. I can assure everyone who has any questions and doubts that you will have your answers soon enough.”