Kangana Ranaut was always the first choice for Jayalalithaa biopic, clarifies film's producer

Despite Kangana bagging the role, conflicting rumours have surfaced about different actresses like Vidya Balan being approached for the biopic.
News,Kangana Ranaut,Jayalalithaa biopicThe actress, who has already been seen twice at the box office this year, is gearing up for a biopic on Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
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Kangana Ranaut has been making noise for all the right as well for the wrong reasons at times. The controversial star recently launched the teaser of her 2020 Diwali release Dhaakad and the actress has surely gone all out for her most action-packed role to date. The actress, who has already been seen twice at the box office this year, is gearing up for a biopic on Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Despite Kangana bagging the role, conflicting rumours have surfaced about different actresses being in talks for the role. 

One of them is Mission Mangal star Vidya Balan. Now, Shaailesh R Singh, one of the producers of the film, has clarified these reports and said that from the time he came on board for the project, Kangana was always the first choice. "As producer, I never approached her (Vidya Balan) and I can say this on the record. I know the news emerged that she was doing the film, but when our writer KV Vijayendra Prasad narrated the story to me, I felt Kangana was the right casting for the role. So as producer and Vijayendra as a writer did not approach anyone else. If anyone else before us had approached any other actress, I am not aware of that," clarified Shaailesh.  

He added, "With the new team of producer, director and writer, it has been mutually decided that Kangana will play Jayalalithaa." Apart from this film, Kangana also has Panga with director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari lined up. 

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Both are great actresses. Vidya Bhalan is doing another biopic.

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