Kangana Ranaut is on the board to play the role of late Chief Minister of TamilNadu Jayalalithaa, who is fondly referred to as ‘Puratchi Thalaivi’, which means ‘revolutionary leader’. According to the latest update, she is going to get Rs 24 Cr as remuneration to reprise the role of actress turned politician Jayalalithaa.
The makers are assured that Kangana Ranaut’ star power will create a pan-India appeal for the film and the actress deserves to be paid this much. This makes Manikarnika and Rangoon fame Kangana Ranaut the highest paid Bollywood actress. After signing Jayalalithaa biopic, Kangana Ranaut has also become the highest paid Hindi film actor in the South Indian film industry.
Kangana Ranaut is being paid Rs 24 crore for the bilingual project, which will be made in Hindi and Tamil. The producers have already signed a contract with the actress.
Titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi, Jayalalithaa biopic is bilingual and will be helmed by AL Vijay, one of the leading filmmakers from South who has made landmark films like Madradapattinam and Deiva Thirumagal.
The biopic will be written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, who has also penned Baahubali and Manikarnika :The Queen of Jhansi, and will be bankrolled by Vishnu Vardhan Induri & Shaailesh R Singh under the banner of Vibri & Karma Media and Entertainment.
Kangana Ranaut said in her official statement released by the makers of the film, “Jayalalithaaji is one of the biggest female success stories of this century. She was a superstar and she went on to become an iconic politician. I am honoured to be the part of this mega project”.
Kangana Ranuat was last seen in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which was hit at the box office and currently she is getting ready to act in her biopic.