Kangana Ranaut donates Rs 5 lakh each towards FEFSI and daily wage workers of Thalaivi
Kangana Ranaut, who will play former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Thalaivi, has contributed Rs 5 lakhs each for the welfare of employees of the Tamil film industry and daily wage workers working on Thalaivi.
Actor Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday announced donation worth Rs 5 lakh each towards the welfare of Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) and to the daily wage workers of upcoming Tamil film, Thalaivi, a biopic on J Jayalalithaa.
“Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, Kangana Ranaut has come forward to donate Rs 5 lakh towards FEFSI union and for the daily wage workers of her film Thalaivi,” read a statement. Thalaivi, being directed by Vijay, stars Kangana Ranaut in the role of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and legendary actor J Jayalalithaa. The film also stars Arvind Swami, Jisshu Sengupta, and Priyamani among others in key roles.
The film is being made in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu. It has been titled Thalaivi in all the languages. Kangana, who was last seen in sports drama Panga, spent close to six months on prepping for this project. She underwent Bharatanatyam classes, learned Tamil and even spent hours in the prosthetic make up sessions.
The project was announced along with its title and first look poster last year on February 25, on the 71st anniversary of Jayalalithaa.
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