Popular filmmaker A L Vijay on former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's 71st birth anniversary today announced a biopic on her titled Thalaivi. Sources close to the filmmaker say that the movie would be made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Interestingly Vijay said that the production team has obtained the NOC (No Objection Certificate) from Deepak, the nephew of Jayalalithaa.
In a statement, Vijay 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." Vijayendra Prasad of Baahubali fame is mentor for the project, while GV Prakash is the composer, Nirav Shah and Madhan Karky have been roped in as the cinematographer and lyricist respectively.