It was reported in a section of press that Mysskin’s assistant Priyadaarshini will wield the megaphone for a bio-pic on former Chief Minister J Jayalalitha. A few reports also said that Ok Kanmani and Mersal girl Nithya Menen will play the title role.

Titled The Iron Lady, the first look of the film through posters was unveiled by AR Murugadoss. Though Priyadaarshini has not officially revealed Nithya’s name, she says why she preferred the O Kadhal Kanmani actress for the titular role.

The film will chronicle Jayalalithaa’s life from her debut movie Vennira Aadai to her last days in hospital. The director also described how she is recreating the sets in the studios of Kodambakkam where Jayalalithaa shot many of her films.