Kangana Ranaut made her debut in Tamil with Dhaam Dhoom with Jayam Ravi. She then concentrated on her Bollywood projects. She will be making her comeback in Kollywood with director AL Vijay's Thalaivi, which is a biopic based on the life of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The film will release in two parts. Kangana Ranaut will play the titular role of Jayalalithaa in the biopic.
Kangana wrote, "Dear Vijay sir, as first half dubbing of #Thalaivi is over, only second half is left, this journey together is coming to an end, I never feel a sinking feeling that I feel as I think about it, I have identified this feeling as missing you factor I have a confession to make. First thing I noticed about you was you say no to tea,coffee,wine,non veg,parties impossible to get close to you, then slowly I realised you are never far,you are not only amazingly competent your eyes shine brighter when I excel as an artist, through so many ups and downs. I never saw a hint of anger, insecurity or despair in you,spoke to people who know you for decades and when they speak about you their eyes light up, you are not a human you are a devta,I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and know that I miss you (sic)."