'Tamil is not an easy language'
Kangana on learning the language for Thalaivi
Mumbai: Actor Kangana Ranaut, who will next be seen playing former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, the late J Jaylalithaa, in the forthcoming multilingual biopic Thalaivi, admits finding it difficult to learn the Tamil language. She added that she is learning the language as per demand of the films script.
"I am finding it difficult to learn Tamil. This film will be released in Hindi and Tamil, so we will do something about it. Obviously, I have to mug up those dialogues because Tamil is not an easy language. Earlier, I was trying to learn the complete Tamil language because I have learned English as well, but now I am learning Tamil as per the demand of film's script," said Kangana. Kangana Ranaut started shooting for Thalaivi on November 10, and her team posted a picture of the film's clapboard. It was captioned: "Lights Camera Action!! Commencing on a beautiful journey of #Thalaivi #KanganaRanaut @vishinduri @BrindaPrasad1 #Dirvijay @neeta_lulla @gvprakash @KarmaMediaEnt."
Apart from learning Tamil, Kangana enrolled herself in Bharatnatyam classes for her role. She was also reported to have spent hours on prosthetic makeup sessions.
Asked what kind of make-up she prefers to apply, she said: "I like to apply light and very minimal make-up. I also like to keep my hair natural. I like to use such things that will not change my personality much. Most of the times, actors try to stay away from make-up when they are in their own space because you want to feel relaxed and you try to keep yourself in a comfortable situation as much as possible."
Thalaivi will release in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu in 2020. It is being directed by A L Vijay.
Apart from Kangana, only Arvind Swami's name has been confirmed in the cast.