The Iron Lady was the title the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalitha, was given. Her story is an inspiration to many people in the industry. Her journey from an actress to a politician who earned the unwavering loyalty of the Tamil crowd is commendable.
For such a strong personality like Jayalalitha to feature on the big screen, an even stronger actress had be chosen to. Hence, the golden girl Nithya Menen was chosen for playing the role of Jayalalitha in the movie The Iron Lady. Nithya Menen opened up during a media interaction about her next upcoming projects and The Iron Lady is one of them. Other than the Jayalalitha biopic, Nithya Menen is also working on two other projects: Mission Mangal and the NTR biopic.
Nithya reveals she is extremely happy she was chosen to play the role of Jayalalitha in The Iron Lady. A. Priyadarshani is the director of The Iron Lady. Nithya Menen wanted to do complete justice to the role of Jayalalitha and she made that very clear to Priyadarshani.
Many directors attempted to work on the Jayalalitha biopic, but none of their efforts materialized. Priyadarshani then made an official announcement stating he is going to work on the biopic about Jayalalitha, The Iron Lady.
The official launch of The Iron Lady took place during the month of September by the director of Sarkar, A.R. Murugadoss. Murugadoss took to Twitter to announce this news. Many other stunning actresses expressed their desire to be a part of this project and play the lead role, but Nithya bagged the role in the end.
Mission Mangal is going to feature four other top stars of the Bollywood industry. Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu and Vidya Balan, along with many others, are going to feature in this movie.