Quick Poll: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or Anushka Shetty- Who should play the lead in Jayalalitha biopic?

Ever since Jayalalithaa’s demise, there has been a lot of speculations on who can play her on the big screen, if a biopic is being made on her.

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Quick Poll: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or Anushka Shetty- Who should play the lead in Jayalalitha biopic?

Former politician and actress J Jayalalithaa will always be remembered for her strong appearances and charisma. It was recently announced that the biopic on Jayalalitha is in making and is all set to release in 2019. The first look will be released on Jayalalitha’s birth anniversary i.e on 24 Feb 2019. Ever since Jayalalithaa’s demise, there has been a lot of speculations on who can play her on the big screen, if a biopic is being made on her. Now that it is confirmed, there have been lots of speculations on who would play the lead.

Reportedly, the makers have begun with the pre-production and the film has been apparently titled, ‘AMMA: Puratchi Thalaivi’. However, no official announcement about the same has been made yet. The shooting of the film will begin in December. According to reports, the makers have approached both Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Shetty for the lead role.

Filmmaker Vijay, who has been roped in to direct one of the biopics, produced by Vibri Media, revealed to The Hindi, “The film is entirely producer Vishnu’s vision. When they approached me, I took it up because she was an inspirational figure. Currently, we are speaking to people who were close to her for research.”

After setting up a research team, producer Vishnu Vardhan Induri of Vibri Media, said, “We, as producers, have a vision on what the film needs to be. It will be about vulnerable woman”

Well, with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Baahubali star Anushka Shetty’s names on the bit to play the lead, who do you think will well fit into the shoes of Jayalalitha? Share your pick in the poll below.

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Last year, after Jayalalitha had passed away, an interview of her to Simi Garewal in 1999, had gone viral. During the interview, Jayalalithaa had said that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would be suitable to play her on screen.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK’s undisputed leader Jayaram Jayalalitha passed away in Chennai’s Apollo Hospital on December 5, 2016. She was 68.

    Anonymous

    ANUSHKA SHETTY….NO DOUBT

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya will over act and give unwanted expressions. I think Anushka is a better choice

    Anonymous

    Do show some respect to Amma. & Choose Aishwarya

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya as perfectly selected by Amma herself.

    Anushka can play role of Shashikala actually.

    Anonymous

    look at your self , rate yourself before calling someone cheap . What you have achieved in your life . She has proved herself .

    Anonymous

    Anushka do justice for Amma roll

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya any time!!

    Anonymous

    From Melbourne Australia
    Aishwarya any time!!! Go watch great movies of Ash like Devdas/Jodhaa Akbar/Sarabjit/Raincoat …………

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya any time!! Her beauty and talents

    Anonymous

    Atleast show some respect to Amma . She wants Aishwarya

    Anonymous

    Amma wanted aishwarya to play her role…Then how you all can choose others…If we choose someone ,then isn’t it disrespect to her wish.
    And for me aishwarya is perfect for this role

    Anonymous

    No comparisons between these two ladies…
    Must be Aishwarya

    Anonymous

    It must be Aishwaya Rai – no one else! I fully trust Aishwarya rai she will do justice to the role

    Anonymous

    ANUSHKA have dark complexion as compared to Amma …

    Anonymous

    ONLY AISHWARYA

    Anonymous

    Non Other than AISHWARYA RAI BACHHAN… <3

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya only😇✨

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya would be great.

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya the stunner❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Anonymous

    Amma’s Verdict is final. No Anushka , Vidya , Ramya , n Naintara…. They will take one more Janam to get that recognition what aishwarya has got across the Globe. Maintain Your Dignity when u comment on Her becoz she is anyway every directors first choice n Amma’s Too…. Amma’s Choice is the Best.

    Anonymous

    For people who r blind , dum , deaf and mentally retarded . Aishwarya has acted fabulous in so many movies and she is the first choice for every role with the top directors . People r not fools to choose her for their movies. she is multi talented . if you have found her dance moves boring , i guess you should blame the choreographer n not her. i dont think any one of you commenting on her dance skill even know to shake hands. she is a terrific dancer , not just classical but everything she does is like a cake walk. she is v gracious in what ever she does and you can never compare her to any Nayantara or Anushka or any Vidya . Given a role she can do full justice to the any role. Be it Iruvar , Hum Dil de chuke sanam, Taal, Guzaarish, Jodha Akbar , Rain Coat and Kandukoden Kandukonden n so many and even in Robot she is out standing. Her latest movies may be flop because people dint like the story line and u cannot be as foolish to blame her for them. Thats stupidity. she is one actress who is a complete package and even at this age she is every directors first choice so that says it all. she can sing dance emote n even fight ( Watch- The Last Legion ) if given a good choice of roles . she is a legend and a Padma -Sri Winner. U cant compare her to Kids who are learning to Crawl now . Get a life, Grow Up silly brainless people . Amma Her -self is so mesmerized by her beauty and acting prowess . End of the story – she is the ultimate choice for this role. You can choose all the other actors in this movie for side roles whom ever you want as we dont want to break you hearts.

      Anonymous

      It looks like Aishwarya herself wrote this! LOL! Great PR team

        Anonymous

        Btw, who has time to write this long story?!

          Anonymous

          Thats better . if u dont have time, please mind you own business . why do even waste your time coming here.

        Anonymous

        Grow Up Kid. You are not even eligible to come on this site.

    Anonymous

    Anushka mam is a greatest actress. So anyone think anushka mam is correct choice. She is not comparable star with anyone. She is most dedicated artist. I knowsAnushka does the lead role. Love you so much
    sweety .

    Anonymous

    Anushka can do some justice but not Aishwarya Rai

      Anonymous

      Anushka’s personal advocate is here guys… She will do justice itseems

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan only! Anushka was so over-the-top, ugly and fat in Bahubali2. Aishwarya would’ve been a more beautiful and a natural Devasena! So please Aishwarya should be cast As Jayalalitha, otherwise shelve the movie!

      Anonymous

      That’s why Bahubali is a hit. Think before you talk lol

        Anonymous

        Ever since Bahubali become a huge success,ditching Anushka has become the norm…suddenly she wasn’t good enough and anybody can play Devasena,how so convenient….Mostly prabhas fans disguising as Aishwarya fans and trashing Anushka…

        Anonymous

        oh okay Anushka was the hero of the movie , i dint know this.

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan only! Anushka was so over-the-top and fat in Bahubali2. Aishwarya would’ve been a more beautiful and a natural Devasena! So please Aishwarya should be cast As Jayalalitha, otherwise shelve the movie!

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya for sure. Even Jaya Lalitha wanted her to play het

    Anonymous

    Oohhh wow… Aishwarya ❤️ fingers crossed🤞

    Anonymous

    Aishwariya is the best actress sarabjit,Raincoat,Devdas,Taal,Humdil dechuke sanam,Iruvar,Humara dil apke pass hai,Robot ,Guru etc she won many awards.
    Aishwariya perfect for the role.

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya surely do justice with this role. She proved herself with several outstanding performances in past 22 years of her career. She is also voted as the most admired women in the world. She is biggest female superstar of indian cinema & also very popular in the whole world.

    Anonymous

    One and only aishwarya

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya,!!!!

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya any time!!!

    Anonymous

    Anonymous ….. from Australia
    Aishwarya any time!! Her beauty and talents.

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the best choice to portray Jayalalitha Jairam on celluloid. Those who say Aishwarya can’t act, please watch the great movie “RAINCOAT”.

      Anonymous

      Ya right…go watch Chokher Bali, Guru…

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya is much better actress than these stupid south indian actresses…infact Aish is better than Rani Kajol Sridevi Tabu & Vidya Balan. Aish is even better than Mery Streep & Julianne Moore

      Anonymous

      I THINK YOU NEED A DOCTOR!!

      Anonymous

      Even aishwarya also south indian 😂😂😂

    Anonymous

    I don’t want to see this God mother when you have plenty of options like Ramya Krishnan, Nithya Menon or even Anushka

    Anonymous

    Yeah, Aishwarya Rai danced too well in Fanney Khan. Her body was not moving well with the rhythm, if any of you have noticed. Apparently the movie is a super FLOP too!

      Anonymous

      Lol! She danced like an aged Robot!

        Anonymous

        Apart from her long curls, everything looked creepy!

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya as Jaya Lalithaa herself wanted Aishwarya to play her character on screen

    Anonymous

    aishwary rai she is perfect

    Anonymous

    People who doesn’t have any idea about dancing they are talking about Aishwarya’s dance in Fanney Khan… For the sake of information it was a mind blowing performance ..just not a dance type… Aishwarya is a combo of acting, beauty, grace, elegance, fame, dance… & that’s why Amma also wanted her .. no one can match her

    Anonymous

    Amma wanted aishwarya to play her role…Then how you all can choose others…If we choose someone ,then isn’t it disrespect to her wish.
    And for me aishwarya is perfect for this role

    Anonymous

    Of course Aishwarya, without any doubt.

    Anonymous

    Only ANUSHKA….she has got the boldness and the talent to play the role of AMMA….and if she do that,it is definitely sure that she will mesmerize us with her performance

    Anonymous

    If you want the film to be a hit, cast Anushka in Amma’s role. If it is Aishwarya, the film is gonna be a flop. Aishwarya is equal to over reaction with no natural acting capabilities.

    Anonymous

    It’s not about acting. No one thought Keerthy Suresh can act until she did Mahanati. But, when she got ball in her court, she kept her soul and blood. Her makeover as Savithri, learning telugu and dubbing for herself, mannerisms, dance everything was top notch.
    I don’t think Anushka would put so much efforts for any role. She did not learn dance for Arundathi, it was so bad. Did not put off weight for BB2, managed through VFX. Apart from these 2 movies, it’s hard to talk about her performance.

    Anonymous

    No Anushka please….She does the same regular acting which she’s been doing from Arundati with the same boring dubbing voice. Never ever tried to dub for herself despite being in industry for so many years. I’m not a hater, but I’m sure it won’t create any hype if she acts.

    Anonymous

    Anushka always

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya Aishwarya Aishwarya

    Anonymous

    Nayan, Nitya Menon , Keerthy or even Aish can play as she really did a great work in Iruvar

    Anonymous

    Anushka Anushka Anushka without doubt 🙂

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya who proved herself in many different roles throughout her career should be JJ

    Anonymous

    ANUSHKA SHETTY or VIDYA BALAN would be ‘Perfect’….Aishwarya Rai Cannot ACT for gods sake!!

    Anonymous

    That Auntie again? Oh no!

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya must have been to Hollywood and won some titles as well but definitely she is not a good actor lately. She used her seducing power with acting and that made her popular during her early years but definitely not any more. People just don’t like her bcoz it looks like she wants to be the best but she fails in showing them off! See Fanney Khan! The way she danced looked so traumatic- no flow and she looks aged. Well, come to the point. I vote for Anushka. She proved her strong character in Bahubali and I fell in love with her

      Anonymous

      Lol…Her dance was briliant in fanney khan idiot …And everyone love her performance…And you are a anushka fan that’s why u feel nervous… Anyway who is anushka shetty plz tell me 😂… Everyone in the world know Aishwarya lol …

      Anonymous

      It seems you don’t have any idea about dancing…. First learn then comment.. don’t make nasty comment just for the sake of commenting

        Anonymous

        In Fanney Khan Aishwarya was rocked 🤘

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya’s first priority is her daughter, which is fine. So makers should consider ANUSHKA and let Aish enjoy her motherhood

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya because i am biased

    Anonymous

    ANUSHKA …UNDOUBTEDLY

    Anonymous

    Vidya Balan or Nithya Menen or Ramya Krishnan would be a good choice. Nayanthara is a superstar but I doubt this role would suit her.

      Anonymous

      Yeah, Anushka, Nithya Menon or Remya would be better.

    Anonymous

    Anuska is the best God bless her .

    Anonymous

    Both actresses cannot speak Tamil. Remember, to play the politician part, the Tamil dialogues have to be crisp and clear, and with a dubbing artist (which Aish and Anushka will surely use) the performance would end up artificial.

    Anonymous

    Neither. Ramya Krishnan or Nithya Menen would be excellent in the role of Jaya.

    Aish would struggle with the Tamil lines, and Anushka (despite being in the industry for 10+ years stil doesn’t dub in her own voice).

    Anonymous

    Neither of them , I think Nayanthara would be great

    Anonymous

    Atleast show some respect to Amma … She wants Aishwarya

    Anonymous

    Aish ki Jai ho. PV haters keep hating

    Anonymous

    Who ever said aishwarya cannot act. Take a break guys, she need not prove her acting prowess with filthy people like you . she is world famous n she is a padma sri winner . Anushka is a kid when it comes to acting . just by shouting and yelling no one says its best acting. she has done different kind of roles and succeded and proved herself even in hollywood. she has even won accolades for her work. Amma dint say she cannot act, she said it would be difficult to the play the older Amma for her as she is too fit to play that role. have a life man idiot who ever who is sayig she cannot act. silly jealous haters

      Anonymous

      I’m not sure Aish would be the best choice but would definitely be better for the role than Anuska Shetty. Most people on PV bash certain people no matter what. Uninformed illiterate people!!!

      Anonymous

      well well we all know that. Amma was talking about the Aishwarya in 90s, not now! Aishwarya looks like a makeup box with those extra Botox these days and she can’t even smile the way she used to

    Anonymous

    Anushka , Anushka and Anu only! Please don’t punish us with aishwarya!This is not a miss world competesion . Cannot tolerate ash’s acting or whatever she is doing for more than 5 min!Second choice is Remya Krishnan.

    Anonymous

    Anushka Shetty without doubt.

    Anonymous

    Hands down Nayntara, Tamil movies should not be with Bollywood actors

    Anonymous

    Anushka , naynathara, Ramya Krishna, Trisha, keerthi suresh, Bhoomika
    Someone who can act and not talk about Cannes and her motherhood

    Anonymous

    Never Aishwarya her time is done,
    She will make us hate Amma due to her overacting

    Anonymous

    Between Aishwarya and Anushka…definitely ANUSHKA! Aishwarya is undoubtedly beautiful but just CANNOT act! It will be a torture watching Aish act as JJ. Spare the audience the torture🙏!!

    Anushka and Ramya Krishnan…both good choices!

    Anonymous

    The role should either go to Nayanthara or Anushka, Aishwarya is only popular and can’t act her way out of a paper bag, in the last 3 or 4 years because of aging it has become clear to every one that Aish USP was her beauty and not her acting talent, sorry Aish’s fans it will get worse as she continues to get older.

    Please give this role to an actress who is not only good looking but can equally act, I will go for Nayanthara

    Anonymous

    ANUSHKA garu .yes she is perfect for this role.I am 101%sure.she will do this role in a fantastic way creating history in Indian cinema.so pls select her.

    Anonymous

    Oh!!!no doubt .ANUSHKA shetty is pakka perfect for this role.You have seen her talent in bahubali and many other movies right.then why such doubts?she is very dedicated to her profession.and we have seen her dedication in her movie size zero .she increased her weight even though the director suggested other methods.so please select anushka shetty as jayalalitha.I am sure that she will do it.she is gorgeous and talented.😊😊#ANUSHKA KI JAI…

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya Rai fits for this role.

    Anonymous

    Love to see Aishwarya in this role

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya should not be a choice at all because of her limited acting skills. Aish if you cant act, atleast dont over act

    Anonymous

    No comparisons between these two ladies…
    Must be Aishwarya

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya will do justice

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya Rai please ..

    Anonymous

    Anushka Anushka Anushka!

    Anonymous

    Never that Aishwarya! Go for Anushka

    Anonymous

    No Aishwarya pls. Anushka or Ramya would be perfect but not definitely not that plastic face, Aishwarya!

    Anonymous

    Respect Jayalalithaa’s wish 🙏.. Aishwarya

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya

    Anonymous

    Where beauty comes along with grace & power Aishwarya is the only choice .

    Anonymous

    No doubt Aishwarya would be best choice

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya Rai should be Jayalalithaa

    Anonymous

    Aishwariya . Generally it would be Ramya Krishnan for the mature Jayalalita .

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ofcourse…
    It would be wonderful experience to see her as J Jayalalithaa on screen…
    And Amma also wanted her .. mind it makers!

    Anonymous

    Those two should not be in same line. Acting prowess and box office success are incomparable. Anushka Shetty it is.

    Anonymous

    Ramya Krishnan for sure or me who for sure have a striking resemblance to JJ n her attitude of course would do a par excellence job !

    Anonymous

    Hahaha….does this even require a poll. Anushka of course! Ash is only good for over acting and screaming. Nayan would be great too but she bears no resemblance to Amma. I think they should definitely consider a South actress….bored of these Bollywood ladies!

    Anonymous

    Anushka shetty , no second thoughts.
    Aishwarya can’t do justice to this complex and powerful role.

    Anonymous

    Anushka

    Anonymous

    Anushka will do full justice to the role.

    Anonymous

    Anushka … hands down !!!!

    Anonymous

    Nayanthara pls

    Anonymous

    It must be Aishwaya Rai – no one else! As a Sridevi fan I fully trust Aishwarya rai she will do justice to the role.

    Anonymous

    Ramya Krishna

      Anonymous

      yes pls

    Anonymous

    Anushka Shetty the powerful woman

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya is not good, we need decent woman
    Anushka is right

    Anonymous

    Naintara always

    Anonymous

    Cannot tolerate Aishwarya and her kid in the sets please save us

    Anonymous

    Not cheap Aishwarya

    Anonymous

    Nainatara

    Anonymous

    Aishwarya is a cheap woman who dated men and married bachchan .. for Amma’s respect we want diginified Anushka .. we will ban movie if it’s cheap Aishwarya

    Anonymous

    Amma only said it’s difficult for Aishwarya, cannot tolerate her overaction

      Anonymous

      Amma said aishwarya is perfect for her role…You idiot..

    Anonymous

    Not the cheap Aishwarya, we will ban the movie

    Anonymous

    Anushka as a respect to amma

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