Niece moves HC against Jaya's biopic

Wednesday 06th November 2019 06:24 EST

Deepa Jayakumar, the niece of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, moved the Madras High Court seeking to restrain the producers from going ahead with the former leader's biopic without her consent. Submitting that she was a legal heir of the late AIADMK chief, Deepa in a civil suit claimed that filmmakers AL Vijay, Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Gowtham Vasudev Menon did not have any legal right to produce the movie on the life and times of Jayalalithaa. Contending that the filmmakers might portray the life of her aunt and that of her as well in their "own version", the applicant said it might affect her privacy and that of her family. The biopic on Jayalalithaa, titled "Thalaivi" (the leader) in Tamil and "Jaya" in Hindi, is set to be produced by them and Kangana Ranaut has been identified to reprise the role of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister, she submitted.

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