The late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s biopic, that is being attempted by at least four different filmmakers, has already run into trouble.
Justice K Kalyanasundaram before whom the plea came up for hearing on Tuesday ordered notice to all the three persons returnable by November 14.
Deepa had submitted that she, as a family member of Jayalalithaa, was acquainted with various parts of the latter’s life but the trio had announced that they are producing the film on the biography of Jayalalithaa titled `Thalaivi’ in Tamil and `Jaya’ in Hindi, without her consent.
“Jayalalithaa was a great political personality and her life story cannot be filmed without incorporating my association with the former leader,” she said. Claiming that the biopic would amount to intrusion into her privacy, Deepa said, “I am being kept in the dark about the whole production of the film. I was not made known about the story, script, screenplay and dialogue. There is every possibility of the producers portraying Jayalalithaa and me in bad light.” However, Jayalalithaa’s nephew Deepak (who is the only other legal heir) appears to have given his consent to director Vijay on the biopic.
Earlier, in an interview to DT Next, director Vijay had said, “When I decided to make a biopic on her, the first thing I did was to get the consent of her family. I approached her nephew Deepak and he gladly agreed.”