Ever since former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr. J. Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016, there have been speculations of a biopic being made on her life. Last year, director Priyaadarshini, a former associate of director Mysskin, had announced that she will be making a biopic about the actress-turned-politician.
While the buzz was that Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
will be playing the titular role, it was revealed that Nithya Menon
will be essaying the role of Jayalalithaa, while Varalaxmi might play Sasikala's role. The first look of this film titled 'Iron Lady' was released on 5th December, 2018.