Priyamani to play Sasikala in Jayalalithaa biopic

Director AL Vijay has roped in talented actor Priyamani to play Jayalalithaa's friend Sasikala in Thalaivi.
Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: December 08, 2019 14:37 IST
Priyamani to play Sasikala in Jayalalithaa biopic

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa breathed her last on December 5, 2016. It was a black day for Indian politics and many state that it created a vacuum in the state. Director AL Vijay is coming with a biopic on the late J Jayalalithaa named Thalaivi which stars Kangana Ranaut.
The film has already gone on floors, and Kangana Ranaut is shooting for the film. The makers are still on the lookout for more actors to play lead roles. Now, rumors suggest that the makers have roped in talented actress Priyamani to play Sasikala, J Jayalalithaa's best friend.
When Vijay launched the film, he said, "The stature of this tall leader and courage inspired me to say yes as soon as I was offered this opportunity. I feel very responsible and decided to work very hard and relentlessly to deliver an honest biopic. Nothing can be as perfect as this occasion to reveal the title Thalaivi, which I believe is the greatest celebration."
The teaser of Thalaivi released recently and received negative reviews from the audio launch.