Kangana Ranaut is undoubtedly one of the most talented and versatile actresses of Bollywood. Well, not only that, if the latest reports are anything to go by, Kangana will be paid an envious amount of Rs. 24 crores for her upcoming film, the Jayalalithaa biopic, making her the highest paid Bollywood actress.
As per a source which was quoted saying to a leading lady, “Kangana is being paid to the tune of Rs 24 crore for the bilingual project, which will be made in Hindi and Tamil. The makers are sure that her star power will help reach a pan-India audience. Whenever Hindi artistes have done South movies, they have always shared screen space with a top star from the region. But the Manikarnika heroine will be leading from the front as the movie revolves around her character’s journey. The producers have already signed a contract with her.”
Kangana’s official statement regarding the project quoted her as, “Jayalalithaa Ji is one of the biggest female success stories of this century. She was a superstar and went on to become an iconic politician; it’s a great concept for a mainstream film. I am honoured to be a part of this mega project.”
Coming back to the film, the biopic will be titled as Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi and will be directed by AL Vijay; while the Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad will pen the story. Interestingly, he had also written Kangana’s last film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
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