Did not approach Tollywood actors, says Thalaivi team

Thalaivi, the multi-lingual project is the biopic of former TN CM J Jayalalithaa Amma. Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut plays the iconic leader and Arvind Swami plays her mentor MGR. The film by AL Vijay was slated for June release. Recently, there were reports about the team approaching Tollywood actors NTR Jr and Balakrishna to play the role of NTR. The reports also suggested that both the actors had turned down the offer. But now, we hear that they were never approached by the team at all. The biopic focuses primarily on JJ and MGR and hence the team did not require top actors to play NTR's role.

A. L. Vijay Thalaivi