Nithya Menen was in the news headlines recently when she shared her look poster from upcoming NTR biopic, in which she is playing Savitri, Mahanati. Now according to the latest update, she has been approached to play the role of late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa in her upcoming biopic – The Iron Lady. This news is confirmed by Nithya Menen herself. Recently during the media interaction, she opened up about her upcoming movies and revealed that currently she is busy in Mission Mangal, NTR and The Iron Lady.
Nithya Menen said, “ I am going to play the role of Jayalalithaa. When the director Priyadarshani approached me, I was very happy. I told the director that if we are doing a biopic, we should ensure complete justice to her character. “
Nithya Menen also opened up about her Bollywood movie Mission Mangal in which five top actors will also be seen. Akshay Kumar, who will be seen playing the role of villain in Shankar’s directorial venture 2.0, is playing the lead role. Apart from them, the film has other stars like Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan and others.
Ever since the demise of Tamil Nadu’ Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, there have been attempts by various filmmakers to make a biopic on her. Finally Priyadarshini confirmed the biopic by releasing the title logo of her upcoming film, The Iron Lady. In the month of September, Sarkar director AR Murugadoss unveiled the logo and wrote on his twitter, “Extremely happy and excited to launch the Title poster of #Jayalalithaabiopic #THEIRONLADY I wish @priyadhaarshini and team for a grand success..”
Further, Trisha and Nayantara have also expressed their desire to play the role of Jayalalithaa in her biopic but finally Nithya Menen grabbed the opportunity to essay the role of late CM of Tamil Nadu.