Kangana Ranaut’s much-awaited film Thalaivii, a biopic on late politician J Jayalalitha, hit the theatres on September 10, 2021. The film is garnering immense praise from both audience and critics. However, more than that, Kangana is being praised for her impeccable acting skills in the movie.
But, not many know that Kangana Ranaut was not the first choice for Jayalalitha’s role. Yes, you read that right, recently, veteran actress Simi Garewal took to her Twitter handle and praised the acting skills of Kangana. She further revealed that former Tamil Nadu politician wanted actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to essay her role in her biopic.
I attended the special screening of the film, and since then, she is completely in awe of Kangana’s acting abilities. In her tweet, she said further added that Jayalalitha would have approved Kangana’s portrayal. “Altho I do not support #KanganaRanaut’s radical comments. I do support her acting talent. In #Thailavii she gives it her heart & soul! Jaya-ji wanted Aishwarya to play her..my hunch is JJ wud he approved of Kangana’s portrayal??. As for @thearvindswamy, he is MGR reincarnate!!” Simi’s tweet read.
Thalaivii is India’s first few theatrical releases after the second COVID-19 wave. The film also starring Madhoo, Prakash Raj, Jisshu Sengupta, Bhagyashree, and Poorna has been going good at the box office as well. With 1500 screens across the nation, 200 screens overseas, the film reportedly opened with 40-50 lakhs at the Indian Box Office.