Kangana Ranaut's Thalaivi to release in cinemas instead of going straight to OTT platform, confirms actress
The cast of Thalaivi also includes Arvind Swamy as MGR, Priyamani as Sasikala, and Prakash Raj as Karunanidhi.
Kangana Ranaut-starrer Thalaivi, a biopic on former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and actress J Jayalalithaa, will hit theatres first. The movie will then be released on over-the-top (OTT) platforms.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted a message on Twitter, ending speculations about the film’s release.
Here is his tweet
IMPORTANT... News that #Thalaivi - #Jayalalithaa biopic - will premiere on #OTT is FALSE... Will release in theatres first... Digital release to follow *after* theatrical release... #Thalaivi stars #KanganaRanaut. pic.twitter.com/r202n54VMV
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 8, 2020
Reports regarding Thalaivi being sold to video streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon have been circulating on social media for quite some time. The movie had been sold to two major OTT platforms, but it is much bigger in scale and was meant for silver screen, ETimes reported quoting the actress
The movie, a Vijay directorial, is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R Singh, will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
Ranaut is said to have learnt Tamil and Bharatanatyam for her role as Jayalalithaa. The cast also includes Arvind Swamy as MGR, Priyamani as Sasikala, and Prakash Raj as Karunanidhi.
According to Mid-Day, the climax of the movie is yet to be shot and it might get delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The climax requires Kangana to shoot with a crowd of over 300 people, which is currently not possible in view of the physical distancing guidelines.
In the climax, the actress will be seen stepping out of the legislative assembly as a crowd awaits her.
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Kangana Ranaut has already been given Y-plus category security cover by the Centre in the wake of tension with Shiv Sena.
A copy of the letter has also been sent to the member secretary of the Maharashtra State Commission for Women
The Karni Sena burnt Sanjay Raut's effigy during a protest at Shastri Chowk in Gorakhpur city and demanded an apology from him for his language against Kangana Ranaut