Seems like Bollywood filmmakers have found a new way of making money through biopics. From the last couple of years, we have seen movies like Marykom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and many more. Now, it has come to light that Vibri Media, who are bankrolling Ranveer Singh’s 83 and Nandamuri Balakrishna’s NTR biopic will also be producing the Jayalalitha biopic. The film is expected to be directed by Vijay. The cast of the film is yet to be announced, but if reports are believed to be true then Vidya Balan is being approached for this biopic. Vidya also happens to be a part of the NTR biopic and she plays the role of NTR’s first wife, Basavatamma in the film. This is not the first time when Vidya is doing a biopic, Back in the year 2011 she worked in The Dirty Picture. This film was a biopic of late actress Silk Smita. This film also bagged her a National film award for best performance. Jayalalitha was one of the prominent leaders in South Indian politics. On the professional front, she worked in over 140 films. In 1982 she joined politics and a few years later she became chief minister of Tamilnadu. Director of Vibri Media and Chairperson SIIMA, Brinda Prasad said,
“Madam Dr. J. Jayalalitha was one of those rare few regional leaders who went on to become a force to reckon within Indian politics. Her life is an inspiration for women folk around the world.
This film will be a tribute to her achievements both in cinema and politics. We will launch the movie on her birthday, February 24. The first look of the film will be released on that very day.”This biopic will be made in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Producer Vishnu Vardhan said, “We at Vibri have a Vision of telling real stories and Director Vijay is overseeing the pre-production work of the film himself as per our vision.”