There have been a bunch of discussions going on for the lead actress to play Jayalalithaa on screen. Names like Vidya Balan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nithya Menen and Keerthy Suresh have been considered but it finally landed into the hands of Kangana Ranaut. The actress signed the film on spot and V Vijayendra Prasad penned the script of the film which is titled Thailavi. Talented filmmaker AL Vijay will direct the film which will start rolling from June.
Kangana Ranaut is said to have been paid Rs 24 crores for the film. The film will be shot in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages simultaneously. Kangana Ranaut is preparing currently for the role and GV Prakash Kumar is composing the music. Vishnu Induri who co-produced NTR biopic will bankroll Thailavi on Vibri Media banner. The film will have its release during the first quarter of 2020.