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Hyderabad based production house Vibri Media on August 15 proclaimed that a biopic on the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa would soon be produced by them and likewise announced that the film would be released to coincide with Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary, February 24, next year.
#BreakingNews: Vibri Media - producer of #83TheFilm and #NTRBiopic - to produce #JayalalithaBiopic in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu... The producers plan to launch the movie on Jayalalitha’s birth anniversary: 24 Feb 2019... First look will also be released on the same day... contd. pic.twitter.com/RB1fta8dXG— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 15, 2018
Vibri Media further said that director AL Vijay of Madrasapattinam fame would helm the project and that it will star lead actors from Bollywood and the south.
On Thursday came another announcement from Chennai-based Papertale Pictures that a biopic would be made on the late leader, directed by A Priyadhaarshini, associate to director Mysskin.
In a press statement that has been released a day after Vibri's announcement, the director has said that the official announcement regarding the cast and crew will be revealed on September 20, 2018.
The team, however, will commence on the making of the film on February 24, 2019, the release stated.
The press release further adds, "For the last four months we were discussing and working on the making of the visual history of the iron lady who is still alive in the hearts of millions of Tamil. […] This film has been planned to reach people in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages."
With the announcement of Jayalalithaa's biopic, several Twitter users have been guessing who could play the movie star and state leader Jayalalithaa, with many favoring Vidya Baalan, Trisha, and Nayanthara.
It is absorbing to note that Vibri Media has two other biopics in the making - the Ranveer Singh starrer Kapil Dev biopic titled 83 and NTR (Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao) biopic starring his son Balakrishna who will be playing his father.