For quite some time, Thalaivi has been in the news but the movie kept delaying because of the pandemic. The movie is a biopic of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. It was earlier supposed to be released on June 26, 2020. However, just like other industries, the pandemic took a toll on Bollywood. Now, the wait for the revised release date of Thalaivi is over as Kangana Ranaut has made a special announcement of her upcoming film on Jayalalithaa’s 73rd birth anniversary.
Thalaivi to Release on THIS Date | Kangana Ranaut Shares the Teaser
Kangana announced the release date with a teaser on Twitter. She wrote, “To Jaya Amma, on her birth anniversary Witness the story of the legend, #Thalaivi, in cinemas on 23rd April 2021.”
The teaser introduces the star of Tamil Nadu with a line, ‘Filmo me aayi to, cinema ki taswir badal di, Politics me aakar, Tamil Nadu ki taqdeer badal di, apni kahani khud likhkar wo naya itihaas rach gayi, karodo ka naseeb badal kar wo ban gayi, Thalaivi.’
To Jaya Amma, on her birthanniversary
Witness the story of the legend, #Thalaivi, in cinemas on 23rd April, 2021. @thearvindswami #Vijay @vishinduri @ShaaileshRSingh @BrindaPrasad1 @neeta_lulla #BhushanKumar @KarmaMediaent @TSeries @vibri_media #SprintFilms @ThalaiviTheFilm pic.twitter.com/JOn812GajH
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) February 24, 2021
Before the lockdown happened, Kangana was working on Thalaivi, directed by Vijay. She has gained almost 20 kilos for the film.
After the film, she had to shed her weight for Tejas. Talking about her training sessions, her trainer Yogesh said, “She has lost a lot of weight. And in this film, you’ll see her in an extreme form, in a chiselled form. She is gaining her muscles back. This is gonna be her finest transformations till date.” He also added, “She was very supportive and when I was training her, I felt like I am training an athlete. She is very active, very strong, focused and determined.” Read more here.
The movie Thalaivi will trace the journey of late J. Jayalalitha from silver screen to politics. It is an upcoming bilingual film in Hindi and Tamil.