On MGR’s death Anniversary, Arvind Swami has shared some breathtaking images of the actor’s complete transformation into the former Chief Minister leaving the film industry spellbound. Along with these images, Arvind Swami has also penned down an emotional note talking about how this role has transformed him.
“It was not just an honour to play the role of Puratchi Thalaivar MGR, but a great responsibility. I thank director A.L. Vijay & producers @vishinduri @shaaileshrsingh for having faith in me. I humbly post these pics in Thalaivar’s memory, today. #Thalaivi #MGR #ArvindSwamiasMGR,” wrote Arvind Swami on his social media platform.
It was not just an honour to play the role of Puratchi Thalaivar MGR, but a great responsibility. I thank director A.L. Vijay & producers @vishinduri @shaaileshrsingh for having faith in me. I humbly post these pics in Thalaivar’s memory, today.#Thalaivi #MGR #ArvindSwamiasMGR pic.twitter.com/F4KY07Q4Dt
— arvind swami (@thearvindswami) December 24, 2020
Actor Samudhirakani also shared some pictures of himself from the film Thalaivi alongside Arvind Swami as MGR. Check it out:
புரட்சித்தலைவர் அவர்களின் நினைவு தினத்தில்…அண்ணன் அரவிந்த்சாமி அவர்களுடன் நான் “தலைவி” திரைப்படத்தில்… பேரன்பான இயக்குனர் ஏ.எல்.விஜய் அவர்களுக்கு நன்றி…வெல்வோம்… pic.twitter.com/GlslXjzT6e
— P.samuthirakani (@thondankani) December 24, 2020
Meanwhile Kangana has been completing her portions as the Iron Lady in a speedy pace. From no prosthetics for her role to learning full-fledged Bharathnatyam, Kangana has completely transformed herself into the character.
Carried out by A.L. Vijay, who is in charge of this multilingual project, says, “The film depicts the early years and struggles she faced both as an actor and as a politician. The film will be an unvarnished depiction of Late Jayalalitha’s life. The late CM’s life was a mix of glamour, love, heartbreak, struggle, and success. Our focus is to make it as real as possible, without trying to glorify her, but show the human side of the person she was. Kangana’s dedication towards playing the character shows in the fact that she gained weight to stay true to the stage of her life that she is portraying. Her attention to detail, her makeup and costumes will make it a visual treat for the audience. They will feel like they are watching Jayalalitha herself on screen.”