The biopic of the late J Jayalalithaa, Thalaivi starring Kangana Ranaut has landed in trouble. According to a recent media report by an online news portal, Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa has been granted permission to file a civil suit against the makers of the film by the Madras High Court.
As per a report, Deepa will now be able to sue the film’s director AL Vijay and makers of other projects being made on the life of Jayalalitha.
For those who came in late, Deepa had moved the Madras High Court earlier in November, demanding a stay on the two projects that will showcase Jayalalithaa’s journey in films and politics – Thalaivi and a web-series directed by Gautham Menon.
In her affidavit, Deepa stated that the filmmakers did not seek her permission to depict Jayalalithaa’s life on screen, neither did they have the necessary legal rights. She has asked for the scripts of the films and wants it to be entirely submitted to her.
Thalaivi has been making headlines ever since Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut was announced as its protagonist. The first look and teaser of the movie were released a few days ago.
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The makers of Thalaivi are looking at June 26, 2020, for the film’s release.