Captain Marvel make up artist signed on to work with Kangana Ranaut for Jayalalithaa biopic

FP Staff

Sep 12, 2019 18:29:29 IST

Kangana Ranaut will essay the role of actress-turned-politican Jayalalithaa in the upcoming biopic, Thalaivi. The make up and prosthetic artist Jason Collins, who worked on Captain Marvel, Hunger Games and Blade Runner 2049, has been roped in to transform Ranaut.

Here is the announcement.

Director AL Vijay had previously said that the actress was going to gain weight to play the part. Ranaut is also taking Tamil classes and Bharatanatyam lessons in order to sink into Jayalalithaa's skin with conviction.

Thalaivi will be made in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

When asked about the biopic, Ranaut had earlier told Firstpost, "I am honoured to be doing this film. I feel that we do not have a direct relationship with Tamil and Telugu speaking audience, so I would definitely want to have a strong bond all across India. It's my endeavour to connect with that audience with such an empowered role. She [Jayalalithaa] was a big legend there. Her story is very similar to mine, so I put my biopic on the back-burner."

Ranaut's last film was Judgemental Hai Kya with Rajkummar Rao. It produced by Ekta Kapoor under her banner Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by Prakash Kovelamudi from a script by Kanika Dhillon. Prior to that, she made her directorial debut with the historical drama, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

Her upcoming project includes an action film, Dhaakad and a sports drama helmed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.

Updated Date: Sep 12, 2019 18:29:29 IST