CCL showrunner Vishnu Induri, who is one of the producers of the #NTR biopic, is actually teaming with a Tamil production house to come up with a biopic on former CM and actress Jayalalitha too.
While the film is a challenge for sure with Jaya's life and times having a strong impact on Tamils, the producer is said to have finalised a leading lady. While script work is going on in Chennai, from a time they are searching for a suitable face to don the character of Jaya on the silver screen. And here is the update.
From Keerthi Suresh to Nitya Menon, there are many names that are considered to portray Jaya. However, most of the actresses backed out of the project owing to the fact that they might face a backlash from Tamilnadu public if anything goes wrong with the film. And some confirmed that they are not game for biopics.
Finally, we hear that Vidya Balan is approached to play the role of Jayalalitha and she readily agreed to it. She's also part of the #NTR biopic as she is playing the role of the legendary actor's wife Basavatarakam role. During those talks, producer Vishnu is said to have told Mrs Balan about Jaya's film.
Though more details on Jayalalitha's films are yet to be out, a source close to producers confirmed that Vidya is ready to allot dates for the project.