How Kangana Ranaut Transformed Into Jayalalithaa For ‘Thalaivi’ Biopic – In Pictures

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Kangana Ranaut Thalaivi transformation takes the internet by storm: A day ahead of the trailer launch of the biopic on late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, Ranaut, who is essaying her role, shared stills from the film. The pictures show Ranaut undergo drastic body transformation in playing Jayalalithaa, from when she was an actor in the film industry to when she took centre stage in politics in the south.

Ranaut revealed the difference in body weight was close to 20 kilograms, which she gained and then lost for Thalaivi in the span of a few months. Updating fans about her preparation for this role, Ranaut, who will also be seen soon in action films Tejas and Dhaakad, has detailed the strain this process took on her body.

Kangana Ranaut Thalaivi transformation: See pictures

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Ranaut in previous interviews has revealed, aside from prosthetics, she relied on hormone pills to gain dramatic weight. “As a Bharatanatyam dancer, madam Jayalalithaa had an hour-glass figure. The pills were needed so as to look voluptuous, especially around the thighs and belly. I am tall and skinny and my face is angular, not round; so I had to take mild doses of hormone pills to look different.”

Kangana Ranaut sports Jayalalithaa’s trademark white saree and red bindi.

Ranaut as Jayalalithaa in films

“Journey back to my fit body wasn’t easy, I feel good but even in seven months not able to achieve my earlier stamina and agility back and those last 5 kgs arnt budging, there are moments of despair and then my director Vijay sir shows me Thalaivi footage and all seems fine”: Ranaut writes

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“With the blessings of Jaya Ma we completed one more schedule of Thalaivi- the revolutionary leader,” she wrote sharing this picture on Instagram.

Thalaivi directed by AL Vijay releases April 2021.