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Kangana Ranaut has been shooting for former actor and politician J Jayalalithaa’s biopic, Thalaivi for a while now.

Thalaivi: Unseen pics from Jayalalithaa biopic starring Kangana Ranaut go viral, see here

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:12 AM IST
Pictures of Kangana Ranaut from the shoot of her latest film, Thalaivi, have gone viral. It appears they are from the on-shoot tribute ceremony on the occasion of J Jayalalithaa’s 4th death anniversary on Saturday.
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The nephew and niece of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa are entitled to succeed to the estate of their aunt, the Madras High Court ruled on Friday.(PTI File Photo)
The nephew and niece of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa are entitled to succeed to the estate of their aunt, the Madras High Court ruled on Friday.(PTI File Photo)

Madras HC declares Jayalalithaa’s nephew and niece as her legal heir

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:03 AM IST
With regard to self acquisitions of Jayalalithaa, the petitioner and the respondent are the legal heirs as per Section 15(1)(d) of the Hindu Succession Act,1956.
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Jisshu Sengupta will play Sobhan Babu in Thalaivi.
Jisshu Sengupta will play Sobhan Babu in Thalaivi.

Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta to play Sobhan Babu in Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut’s film, Thalaivi, will star Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta who will be seen as the veteran Telugu actor Sobhan Babu.
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Kangana Ranaut in a still from Thalaivi.
Kangana Ranaut in a still from Thalaivi.

Kangana Ranaut compares herself to Jayalalithaa: ‘She was like Aishwarya Rai, it was big challenge to fit into those shoes’

By Asian News International | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut, who plays late politician Jayalalithaa in Thalaivi, said that she was a very reluctant actor and it is the same with her.
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Arvind Swami will play MG Ramachandran in Thalaivi.
Arvind Swami will play MG Ramachandran in Thalaivi.

Arvind Swami’s clean-shaven look for Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi goes viral

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 04:45 PM IST
Arvind Swamy has gone clean-shaven for Thalaivi. See his picture here.
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Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa wants the court to restrain the AIADMK leader’s biopic makers on ground that it may affect the privacy of her family.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa wants the court to restrain the AIADMK leader’s biopic makers on ground that it may affect the privacy of her family.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa moves HC against her aunt’s biopic makers

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2019 10:59 PM IST
Deepa, daughter of Jayalalithaa’s brother, also alleged that the filmmakers could impose their views while filming her aunt’s biopic.
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Kangana Ranaut is deep in preparation for the Jayalalithaa biopic.
Kangana Ranaut is deep in preparation for the Jayalalithaa biopic.

Kangana Ranaut’s Jayalalithaa biopic in trouble? Thalaivi’s niece seeks stay order

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 03:46 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut’s Jayalalithaa biopic could be in trouble after the politician’s niece, Deepa Jayakumar has reportedly moved the Madras High Court, seeking a stay order.
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Former CM Jayalalithaa was admitted in Chennai’s Apollo Hospital on September 22, 2016. After 75 days of treatment, she was declared dead on December 5, 2016.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
Former CM Jayalalithaa was admitted in Chennai’s Apollo Hospital on September 22, 2016. After 75 days of treatment, she was declared dead on December 5, 2016.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)

Ahead of bypolls, AIADMK, DMK continue trading barbs over Jayalalithaa’s death

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 08:33 PM IST
DMK president MK Stalin was the first to speak about the issue alleging that the mystery behind Jayalalithaa’s death has not been solved till date.
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Since the announcement of his decision to venture into politics, Rajinikanth has acted in and signed on five movies.(PTI PHOTO.)
Since the announcement of his decision to venture into politics, Rajinikanth has acted in and signed on five movies.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Is Rajini serious about politics,’ question analysts as he signs new film

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Recently, two of Rajini’s close associates Tamilaruvi Manian and Karate Thiyagarajan had assured restive fans that the southern matinee icon would launch his political party in April 2020.
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Ramya Krishnan plays Jayalalithaa in new webseries, Queen, on the former Tamil Nadu chief minister.
Ramya Krishnan plays Jayalalithaa in new webseries, Queen, on the former Tamil Nadu chief minister.

Jayalalithaa’s nephew objects to Gautham Menon’s web series Queen, plans to file a defamation case

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 05:01 PM IST
Jayalalithaa’s nephew Jayaram says, ‘I have no objection if he (Menon) has portrayed her political life. However, no one has any right to portray her private life without taking proper consent from me and my sister Deepa.’
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Kangana Ranaut in the process for getting her look for the Jayalalithaa biopic, Thalaivi.
Kangana Ranaut in the process for getting her look for the Jayalalithaa biopic, Thalaivi.

This is how Kangana Ranaut will change into Jayalalithaa for Thalaivi, fans ask, ‘Can you breathe?’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 12:02 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut is playing the role of late politician Jayalalithaa in her biopic titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi. Her new photos as she gets her look right has left internet shocked.
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Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K. Palaniswami could be following in late Jayalalithaa’s footsteps, say experts(PTI Photo)
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K. Palaniswami could be following in late Jayalalithaa’s footsteps, say experts(PTI Photo)
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In the run-up to the elections, 66-year-old Stalin displayed maturity and accommodation in painstakingly cobbling up a strong alliance, comprising eight parties and working out the campaign strategy.(HT image)
In the run-up to the elections, 66-year-old Stalin displayed maturity and accommodation in painstakingly cobbling up a strong alliance, comprising eight parties and working out the campaign strategy.(HT image)

A year on, DMK chief Stalin tightens grip on his party

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 08:08 AM IST
The DMK is also the third-largest party in the Lok Sabha and is making its presence felt on the national level.
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Arvind Swami may be seen playing MGR in Tamil biopic of Jayalalithaa.
Arvind Swami may be seen playing MGR in Tamil biopic of Jayalalithaa.

Arvind Swami likely to play MGR in Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi

By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Arvind Swami may soon be seen as MGR in Kangana Ranaut’s Tamil biopic Thalaivi. The film stars Kangana Ranaut as J Jayalalithaa.
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Jayalalithaa’s statue is located in front of the city’s Corporation Yoga Centre at Ganesapuram which is close to an Amman temple. Those who frequent the temple visit ‘goddess Jayalalithaa’ as well.(HT Photo)
Jayalalithaa’s statue is located in front of the city’s Corporation Yoga Centre at Ganesapuram which is close to an Amman temple. Those who frequent the temple visit ‘goddess Jayalalithaa’ as well.(HT Photo)

Jayalalithaa transitions from ‘revolutionary leader’ to ‘goddess’

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2019 03:10 PM IST
Jayalalithaa’s statue sculpted in a huge black granite block weighing nearly eight tonnes is drawing AIADMK faithfuls who offer prayers daily.
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For half-a-century, elections in Tamil Nadu meant one thing: a clash of the titans. On one side was playwright-turned-politician M Karunanidhi, who helmed the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and became chief minister five times.(PTI)
For half-a-century, elections in Tamil Nadu meant one thing: a clash of the titans. On one side was playwright-turned-politician M Karunanidhi, who helmed the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and became chief minister five times.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: An unpredictable battle of jumbo alliances in Tamil Nadu

By MC Rajan and M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 08:29 AM IST
The 2019 general election will play out without either of these two political giants – Karunanidhi died last year and Jayalalithaa passed away in 2016 -- for the first time in generations.
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Kangana Ranaut celebrated her birthday at her residence in Mumbai on Saturday.(IANS)
Kangana Ranaut celebrated her birthday at her residence in Mumbai on Saturday.(IANS)

Kangana Ranaut reveals why she chose J Jayalalithaa biopic over her own story: ‘I see parallels with my own journey in hers’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 02:07 PM IST
Actor Kangana Ranaut has said she will learn Tamil to play the role of late politician J Jayalalithaa in a biopic.
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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai on September 22, 2016 and breathed her last on December 5.(PTI)
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai on September 22, 2016 and breathed her last on December 5.(PTI)

Apollo doctors put condition for deposing before panel probing Jayalalithaa’s death

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2019 06:06 PM IST
The Commission had summoned 11 doctors to appear before it for cross examination on Thursday but none of them came for deposition.
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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam (left) has been summoned by the panel probing the circumstances of the death of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (File Photo)(PTI)
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam (left) has been summoned by the panel probing the circumstances of the death of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (File Photo)(PTI)

Tamil Nadu deputy CM Panneerselvam summoned by panel probing Jayalalithaa’s death

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 07:54 PM IST
Besides Jayalalithaa’s close confidant Sasikala, O Panneerselvam, who was interim chief minister when Jayalalithaa was hospitalised, had visited Apollo Hospital regularly where she was admitted from September till her death on December 5, 2016.
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AIADMK workers vandalise posters of Sarkar movie outside Kasi theatre in Chennai.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
AIADMK workers vandalise posters of Sarkar movie outside Kasi theatre in Chennai.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

AIADMK protests against reference to Jayalalithaa in Vijay starrer ‘Sarkar’

By Press Trust of India | Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 07:48 PM IST
At some movie halls in Coimbatore and Chennai, banners of the film and that of Vijay were damaged allegedly by AIADMK supporters. Some AIADMK workers staged a sit-in at a theatre in Coimbatore seeking a ban on the film.
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When asked about the money spent on Jayalalithaa’s treatment in Apollo hospital, the information officer said the “TN government has not spent on her treatment”.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
When asked about the money spent on Jayalalithaa’s treatment in Apollo hospital, the information officer said the “TN government has not spent on her treatment”.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Tamil Nadu government spent Rs 1 crore on Jayalalithaa’s funeral

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times,
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 05:06 PM IST
The government’s response to an RTI query came amidst an inquiry over the death of the former AIADMK supremo as many in the party, including deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, had raised suspicions.
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Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami with his deputy O Panneerselvam pays tribute to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa after the foundation stone laying ceremony of a memorial for her at Marina Beach in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami with his deputy O Panneerselvam pays tribute to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa after the foundation stone laying ceremony of a memorial for her at Marina Beach in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)

Commission probing Jayalalithaa’s death seeks extension of term

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 10:40 PM IST
The term of Arumughaswamy Commission is set to an end on October 24.
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**FILE** New Delhi: A file picture of DMK chief M Karunanidhi who passed away on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018, after a prolonged illness, at a Chennai hospital where he was admitted for some days. He was 94. (PTI Photo) (STORY TAR34, TAR35, LND35, KYD35) (PTI8_7_2018_000235A)(PTI)
**FILE** New Delhi: A file picture of DMK chief M Karunanidhi who passed away on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018, after a prolonged illness, at a Chennai hospital where he was admitted for some days. He was 94. (PTI Photo) (STORY TAR34, TAR35, LND35, KYD35) (PTI8_7_2018_000235A)(PTI)

Politician of 6 decades and more: Lesser known facts about Karunanidhi

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 08:42 AM IST
A key pole around which the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu flourished, Karunanidhi strode the state’s political stage like a colossus for nearly six decades
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File photo of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in Chennai.
File photo of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in Chennai.

Apollo hospital room where Jayalalithaa was admitted to be inspected

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 06:00 PM IST
The Apollo hospital room will be inspected on July 29 by the counsel representing the one man panel probing Jayalalithaa’s death and those from the side of her aide VK Sasikala.
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Rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran during the launch of his political party 'Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK)' in Madurai.(PTI File Photo)
Rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran during the launch of his political party 'Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK)' in Madurai.(PTI File Photo)

Rebel AIADMK leader Dhinakaran looks to force bypoll in another Tamil Nadu seat

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 08:06 AM IST
Dhinakaran’s latest move of getting his loyalist to withdraw the challenge petition in court is likely to force a bypoll in Andipatti, the constituency of both MG Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa. 
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Rajnikanth speaks during the music launch of Kaala, YMCA grounds, Chennai, May 9(PTI)
Rajnikanth speaks during the music launch of Kaala, YMCA grounds, Chennai, May 9(PTI)

Kaala ban: A Rajinikanth film is not just an entertainer, but has political undertones as well

By Viju Cherian | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 06:28 PM IST
However, banning Kaala in Karnataka could help Rajinikanth the politician in Tamil Nadu
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Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.(PTI File Photo)
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.(PTI File Photo)

Probe panel releases Jayalalithaa’s last voice, handwritten diet menu

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 07:17 AM IST
Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry is probing the circumstances leading to the hospitalisation and the subsequent death of the late leader in 2016.
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Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami (left), with his deputy O Panneerselvam, pays tribute to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa after the foundation stone laying ceremony of a memorial for her at Marina Beach, Chennai, May 7(PTI)
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami (left), with his deputy O Panneerselvam, pays tribute to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa after the foundation stone laying ceremony of a memorial for her at Marina Beach, Chennai, May 7(PTI)

Jayalalithaa memorial: It’s time we ended this wasteful practice

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:14 PM IST
Much of this memorial building is done in the name of the people, but in actual fact it is the party wanting to use the memory of the late leader for its own political ends
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Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami with his deputy O Panneerselvam pays tribute to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa after the laying the foundation stone for a memorial for her at Marina Beach in Chennai.(PTI Photo)
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami with his deputy O Panneerselvam pays tribute to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa after the laying the foundation stone for a memorial for her at Marina Beach in Chennai.(PTI Photo)

Foundation laid for Rs 50-cr Jayalalithaa memorial in Chennai

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 05:58 PM IST
Earlier this year, deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam had said that the memorial would be built at a cost of Rs 50 crore.
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Madras high court court also dismissed another petition against the unveiling of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s portrait in the Tamil Nadu assembly.(PTI File Photo)
Madras high court court also dismissed another petition against the unveiling of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s portrait in the Tamil Nadu assembly.(PTI File Photo)

Madras HC dismisses petition seeking disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Chennai
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 05:40 PM IST
The court said it could not interfere in a matter where the Speaker had not taken a decision.
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