In an interview, Thalaivi director AL Vijay had opened up about his strategy in direction of the Kangana Ranaut-starrer. He mentioned, “Our biopic intends to have fun madam Jayalalithaa. On the identical time, we goal to offer a very good cinematic expertise to the viewers. She was a warrior lady, and her story deserves to be instructed. The movie is written by KV Vijayendra Prasad sir, who penned Baahubali and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. As a crew, we’re conscious that display screen diversifications of the lives of the well-known tread a fantastic line—what and what to not present. I’m eternally grateful to J Deepak, nephew of madam Jayalalithaa, who has given us the ‘inexperienced sign’.”
Thalaivi was granted the standing of an official biopic, and the makers obtained a ‘No Objection Certificates’ from the late Chief Minister’s nephew Deepak Jayakumar.