Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming film Thalaivi- a biopic of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa- has been one of the most talked-about films. The film has created a buzz ever since the first look of the film came out, and it received a mixed response from the audience. While some appreciated her changed look in the film, many thought she was not the right pick for a biopic on J Jayalalithaa. Now, it looks like the film has been embroiled in controversy once again as a popular Kollywood writer Ajayan Bala accused the director of Thalaivi- AL Vijay, of backstabbing and betrayal in a post which has now been deleted.
Ajayan Bala claimed that his name has been removed from the credits because he requested them to remove certain scenes that were untrue and demeaning to leaders. His Facebook post read, “Even though I have faced betrayal in cinema many times, I'm not able to come to terms with the insult that has been heaped on me through the film Thalaivi. The team won their case in court with the help of a novel that I had written following painstaking research for six months, but have now removed my name from the credits entirely."
Further stating the reason of them removing his name, Ajayan Bala claimed that he requested the makers to remove certain scenes that were untrue or demeaning to the leaders, but were included only for commercial reasons. He added, “I allowed various losses and betrayals from director Vijay for the sake of our 10-year-long friendship.But I'm not able to accept this time. This backstabbing is the result of the one-and-a-half years I spent on the film, from research to script discussions."
The post by Ajayan Bala has now been deleted and as per media reports on the Internet, Thalaivi director AL Vijay contacted Bala and cleared the differences. Thalaivi, starring Kangana Ranaut, is scheduled to hit the big screens on June 26, 2020.
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