Sai Pallavi to play Sasikala in Jayalalithaa biopic?

Sai Pallavi to play Sasikala in Jayalalithaa biopic?

On 15th August, Hyderabad based production house Vibri Media announced that a biopic on the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa would soon be produced by them. They also announced that the film would be released to coincide with Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary, 24th February next year. Vibri Media further said that director AL Vijay would helm the project and that it will star lead actors from Bollywood and the south. Now according to the latest buzz in the film Industry, Sai Pallavi has been roped in Jayalalithaa biopic and she will be seen playing the role of Jayalalithaa’s close friend Sasikala’s role whereas Bollywood actress Vidya Balan will play Jayalalithaa. The official confirmation regarding Sai Pallavi’s inclusion, is awaited.

 Taran Adarsh also confirmed the same news via his tweet, “Tamil filmmaker Vijay [of #Madrasapattinam] will direct #JayalalithaBiopic… He is overseeing the pre-production work of the film, based on the vision shared by producers Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Brinda Prasad… Film will star prominent names from Bollywood and South.”

 Another Jayalalithaa’s biopic titled The Iron Lady  is also being made in the film Industry in which Nithya Menen will play the lead role, which will be directed by Priyadarshini. Recently  Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and AR Murugadoss unveiled the title and first poster of the film.

 Sai Pallavi is well known face for Telugu and Tamil audiences. The sources says that makers of Jayalalithaa’s biopic approached Sai Pallavi to play the role of Sasikala but nothing is yet finalized.

 Sai Pallavi was last seen in recently released movie Padi Padi Leche Manasu in which she shared the screen space with young actor Sharwanand in the direction of Hanu Raghavapudi. The romantic and family entertainer was released on 21st December 2018 and received positive response. Sai Pallavi was also seen in Dhanush starrer Maari 2.