Difficult to learn Tamil

Kangana Ranaut, who will next be seen playing former Tamil Nadu chief minister, the late J Jaylalithaa, in the forthcoming multilingual biopic ‘Thalaivi’, admits finding it difficult to learn the Tamil language. She added that she is learning the language as per demand of the films script.

“I am finding it difficult to learn Tamil. This film will be released in Hindi and Tamil, so we will do something about it. Obviously, I have to mug up those dialogues because Tamil is not an easy language. Earlier, I was trying to learn the complete Tamil language because I have learned English as well, but now I am learning Tamil as per the demand of film’s script,” said Kangana, while interacting with the media at the launch of a beauty salon.

Kangana Ranaut started shooting for ‘Thalaivi’ on November 10, and Kangana’s team posted a picture of the film’s clapboard. It was captioned: “Lights Camera Action!! Commencing on a beautiful journey of #Thalaivi #KanganaRanaut @vishinduri @BrindaPrasad1 #Dirvijay @neeta_lulla @gvprakash @KarmaMediaEnt”

Apart from learning Tamil, Kangana enrolled herself in Bharatnatyam classes for her role. She was also reported to have spent hours on prosthetic makeup sessions.

‘Thalaivi’ will release in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu. It is being directed by AL Vijay. Apart from Kangana, only Arvind Swami’s name has been confirmed in the cast. The film is scheduled to release in 2020.