Tamil Nadu: J Deepa moves Madras HC against Jayalalithaa biopic
J Deepa, niece of former chief minister late J Jayalalithaa has filed a suit in the Madras high court against producers Vishnu Vardhan Induri, AL Vijay and Gautham Vasudev Menon.
Chennai: Niece of former chief minister late J Jayalalithaa, J Deepa has filed a suit in the Madras high court to restrain the producers Vishnu Vardhan Induri, AL Vijay and Gautham Vasudev Menon, from producing a film in respect of the life of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa. According to sources, the suit filed by Deepa is likely to come up for hearing next week.
In her suit, Deepa said that she is a legal heir and direct descendant of late J Jayalalithaa. She added AL Vijay and Vishnu Vardhan Induri have announced to produce a film on the biography of late Jayalalithaa. They have also announced the same through public media and she learnt that Kangana Ranaut has been known to act as Jayalalithaa and the film was titled as “Thalaivi” in Tamil and “Jaya” in Hindi.
Deepa added that Gautham Vasudev Menon has announced to make web series on the life story of Jayalalithaa. It is also reported that Ramya Krishnan will perform the role of Jayalalithaa in the web series. She also said she was not aware of the story, screen play and dialogue, prepared by them in producing the said movie and for the web serial.
She also fears that they may represent Jayalalithaa and her personal life in the life story and her part in the life story may also be depicted by them in their own version which may affect the family privacy and her privacy.
Therefore, she stated that her consent has not been obtained for making the movie on Jayalalithaa and sought a ban on the movie.