Kangana Ranaut is charging Rs 24 crore to play lead in Jayalalithaa biopic?

Kangana Ranaut is currently busy with her upcoming films 'Mental Hai Kya' and 'Panga' post which she will begin Jayalalithaa biopic.

Jaya: Kangana Ranaut is charging Rs 24 crore to play lead in Jayalalithaa biopic?
By: Filmymonkey Team
Updated: 24 Mar 2019 12:13 PM
  • On Kangana's birthday, it was announced that she will play lead in Jayalalithaa biopic
  • Kangana has reportedly charged a whopping amount of Rs 24 crore for the biopic
  • This is highest amount ever for any Bollywood actor for any South venture
National-award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, whose latest film 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' crossed the 100-crore mark in India, is known to be a risk-taker and can carry a film on their own shoulders. On the occasion of her birthday yesterday (23rd March), it was announced that she has signed the biopic of legendary actress turned politician Jayalalithaa. Tiltled 'Thalaivi' in Tamil and 'Jaya' in Hindi, the film is being helmed by Vijay and written by KV Vijayendra Prasad. According to latest buzz, Kangana is charging a whopping amount for the biopic.

According to a source close to the development, “Kangana is being paid to the tune of Rs 24 crore for the bilingual project, which will be made in Hindi and Tamil. The makers are sure that her star power will help reach a pan-India audience. The producers have already signed a contract with her.

Few years ago, female led films were not expected to rake in big numbers at the Box Office. However, actresses like Kangana Ranaut have changed that. From having the highest number of 100 crore films to highest single day collections for a female led film, Kangana clearly leads the pack. And hence, it doesn’t come as a surprise the Ms Ranaut has been reportedly offered 24 crores for Jayalalithaa biopic, highest ever for any Bollywood actor for any South venture.

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However, it is yet to get confirmed.

Another notable aspect of the project is that whenever Hindi artistes have done South movies, they have always shared screen space with a top star from the region. But, in this case, Kangana will be leading from the front as the movie revolves around her character’s journey.

Reportedly, many other accomplished actresses like Vidya Balan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were also being considered for the role. However, the producers decided to sign Kangana, and she also immediately agreed to be a part of the film as she has closely followed the life of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.

Kangana is currently working on 'Mental Hai Kya' and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s 'Panga', post which, she will start work on the Jayalalithaa biopic.

Stay tuned for more updates!