Mumbai: Zee Cinema is all set to host the World Television Premiere of Thalaivii on 25th December, at 8 pm. The movie is directed by A. L. Vijay starring Kangana Ranaut and Arvind Swamy in lead roles.
The film portrays Jayalalithaa’s fight for self-respect as on every step she is tested and challenged, and yet keeps her head held high bringing reforms that no one in the history could. Kangana dons the role rendering a powerful portrayal of Jayalalithaa, who keeps rising like a phoenix from the ashes. The film also stars Arvind Swamy and Bhagyashree in pivotal roles.
Talking about the film, Kangana Ranaut said, “Thalaivii was definitely a life-changing experience for me as it was profuse with learning. Portraying a strong and inspiring personality like Jaya amma, was an enriching experience. Among one of the many hats that she wore, Jaya amma was also a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, and a fabulous actress in mainstream cinema. She had a very different physique as compared to mine. The storyline follows from the time she was 16 up till she turned 42 that had to look absolutely convincing, and there is a lot that went behind transforming my body in a way that would look like hers. It was our director, Vijay Sir, that made me believe that I could do this and now that I look back, I am only grateful to have played this career-defining role.”
Commenting on her experience, Bhagyashree said, “I feel that it is one of the most difficult things in an actor’s career to have to portray someone in all authenticity, in a manner that is convincing enough for the audience to be able to see the actor and the person who is being showcased as one and seeing Kangana playing Jayalalithaa ji’s character with such grace is truly delightful. I am more than happy to have chosen Thalaivii as a project to come back on screen after all these years as it was a truly fulfilling and wholesome experience. It was an absolute delight to work with Vijay Sir, Kangana and Arvind – all of them are incredibly talented and we had so much to learn from each other on the sets of Thalaivii.”
Watch the World Television Premiere of Thalaivii on 25th December only on Zee Cinema.