Earlier this year, it was announced that popular actress and minister Jayalalithaa’s biopic will headlined by Kangana Ranaut. Initially, the film was titled Jaya in Hindi while Tamil and Telugu counterparts being called Thalaivi. However, the leading lady Kangana Ranaut recently had a change of heart with regards to the film’s title. She requested the makers to use the name Thalaivi across all languages, out of respect to the ancient language.
A source close to the developments revealed, “Director AL Vijay and the team had refrained from using Thalaivi as the title. Since, they felt that the word would alienate audience beyond the South belt. However, Kangana recently had a word with the makers and pointed out that Bollywood films have often had titles that may not be necessarily Hindi. But such films have stayed true to the film’s milieu. An example being Kai Po Che (2013), that derived its title from the Gujarati phrase and went wonderfully with the story.”
The actor reportedly told the makers that the Hindi version should bear the same title as the Tamil and Telugu offerings. She has also come up with a suggestion that a tagline could be added with ‘Jayalalithaa’ or ‘Jaya’ in it so that there is no room for confusion regarding the film’s subject. The makers are definitely considering her recommendation. Kangana has also been diligently preparing for the role. It was recently revealed that she will also shoot a grand retro song for the film, which will feature more than 100 dancers. The film will go on floors in end of October this year.
Kangna was last seen in Ekta Kapoor’s movie, Judgemental Hai Kya opposite Rajkumar Rao in which she played a role of a psycho.
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