Producer Shailesh Singh On The Struggle To Complete Kangana Ranaut Starrer Thalaivii: 'We Wanted To Make Sure We Did Justice To Jayalalithaji'

Producer Shailesh Singh opens up about completing Kangana Ranaut starrer Thalaivii. Read on!

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Producer Shailesh Singh On The Struggle To Complete Kangana Ranaut Starrer Thalaivii: 'We Wanted To Make Sure We Did Justice To Jayalalithaji'
It hasn’t been easy for producer Shaailesh Singh to complete  the Jayalalitha biopic. But Thailavi is out there where it belongs. “We made it for the big screen. It belongs in the cinemas. And that’s where we were determined to put it, no matter what it takes," says Shaaliesh who was in discussions with theatre owners till late Thursday night.

“They were adamant on not allowing Thailavi to be released on the streaming platform. We finally agreed on a 40-day window from the day of the theatrical release. But we still couldn’t release the  film  in  multiplexes. This has been a huge loss of  audience and revenues for us. But we are still happy that  audiences got to see their hero on the large screen in the South where they worship their Amma,” adds Shaailesh.

Does he think Kangana Ranaut is the perfect Jayalalithaa? He said, “Oh absolutely! I’ve worked with her in several other films. But in Thailavii she has out-excelled herself. This is  her best performance to date."


Shaailesh is planning another project with Kangana, though not the sequel to Thailavi as reported.  He revealed, “We haven’t thought about the sequel as  of now. Right now  our focus is on Thailavi.It should be seen and loved not only by the South audiences but by the Hindi belt also.Jayalalithaji was  not  a regional leader .She was a woman who dared to dream of becoming the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.And she achieved that dream.”    





Image source: Instagram/shaaileshrsingh/kanganaranaut, IMDb