- The first look from the film was revealed in November 2019
- The shooting of ‘Thalaivi’ began again on Sunday
- Kangana Ranaut resumed shooting after 7 months
Kangana Ranaut, who resumed shooting for her forthcoming film Thalaivi on Sunday, shared BTS moments from the sets of the Jayalalithaa biopic on Monday. Besides Kangana Ranaut, the pictures also feature the film’s director AL Vijay, who the actress described as an “absolutely talented and most affectionate” in her latest tweet. Kangana, dressed in a saree and bespectacled in a few pictures, can be seen sporting a no-makeup look and her hair is styled in a braid. She accompanied the post with these words, “Good morning friends, these are some stills from yesterday’s early morning scene discussion with my absolutely talented and most affectionate director AL Vijay ji. There are many amazing places in this world but the most soothing and comforting to me is a film set. #Thalaivi.”
See Kangana Ranaut’s post:
Good morning friends, these are some stills from yesterday’s early morning scene discussion with my absolutely talented and most affectionate director A.L Vijay ji, there are many amazing places in this world but the most soothing and comforting to me is a film set #Thalaivipic.twitter.com/qGjw0nQjRQ
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) October 5, 2020
Ahead of the film’s shooting, Kangana Ranaut shared a post in which she wrote that she is excited to resume work after 7 months. Kangana, who had been staying with her family in Himachal Pradesh for the last few months, flew to the “southern part of India” (her words) for the film’s shoot. The film’s shoot was halted due the coronavirus pandemic. “Dear friends today is a very special day, resuming work after 7 months, travelling to southern India for my most ambitious bilingual project Thalaivi, need your blessings in these testing times of a pandemic,” she tweeted.
Dear friends today is a very special day, resuming work after 7 months, travelling to southern India for my most ambitious bilingual project THALAIVI, need your blessings in these testing times of a pandemic.
P.S just clicked these morning selfies hope you all like them pic.twitter.com/drptQUzvXK
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) October 1, 2020
On the occasion of 72nd birth anniversary of the late political leader Jayalalithaa, the makers of Thalaivi released a new look from the film. The first look of Kangana Ranaut for the film Thalaivi was revealed the in November, last year.
The legend we know, but the story that is yet to be told!
Presenting #KanganaRanaut, in & as #Thalaivi. A film by #Vijay, arriving in cinemas on 26th June, 2020@KanganaTeam@vishinduri@ShaaileshRSingh@BrindaPrasad1@KarmaMediaEnt@TSeries@vibri_mediapic.twitter.com/lTLtcq0bsd
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 23, 2019
Thalaivi, directed by AL Vijay, brings to screen Jayalalithaa’s journey as a stellar actress which was followed by a powerful political career. In the film, Arvind Swami will feature as Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran (MGR). The film will be co-produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R Singh and it will release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.