The first look of Nithya Menen as former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the biopic ‘The Iron Lady’ has left movie lovers and the actress’ fans stunned.
For, she exactly resembled Jayalalithaa in the movie directed by A Priyadarshini. Produced by Chennai-based Papertale Pictures, the poster has the line ‘India’s Margaret Thatcher’.
Priyadarshini, who had previously worked as an associate to director Mysskin, says, “We zeroed in on Nithya Menen after considering many actresses because we felt she resembled Jayalalithaa the most.”
Teh poster was released on December 5 to mark Jayalalithaa’s second death anniversary. “God often takes the form of humans with kindness,” Priyadarshini said in a tweet.
The pre-production work is currently underway and the film is expected to go on floors on February 24, which is Jayalalithaa’s birthday.