Despite the entire state of Maharashtra being closed, Kangana Ranaut and her team behind ‘Thalaivii‘ went further to release the film on September 10th across India. According to early estimates from Boxofficeindia.com, ‘Thalaivii’ earned Rs 4.75 crore in its first weekend. Though the Hindi version of Ranaut’s film was also a setback because of the theatrical shutdown. Many multiplexes have reportedly refused to play the Hindi version.
Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Thalaivii,’ directed by AL Vijay, is a biopic about the late actress turned politician, J Jayalalithaa. The film has grossed around Rs. 1 crore net in three days in Hindi. Rs. 25 lakhs on Friday, Rs. 30 lakhs on Saturday, and 45 lakhs on Sunday. The Tamil version of ‘Thalaivii’ had the best box office success, earning roughly Rs 2.75 crore in Tamil Nadu and 50 lakhs in other areas, primarily in Bangalore. In Chennai, Kangana Ranaut’s film grossed Rs. 1 crore. Andhra Pradesh area contributed roughly Rs. 50 lakhs to the film’s box office take. In three days, ‘Thalaivii’ earned a net amount of total Rs. 4.75 crore.
While Kangana Ranaut’s power-filled performance in Thalaivii has shut the trolls, actress Samantha Akkineni praised her for the movie saying, “Kangana, you are the bravest!”. Another seasoned actress, Simi Garewal, recently stated how Jayalalithaa wished for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play her in a biopic. She tweeted after seeing a screening of ‘Thalaivii,’ “Although I do not endorse #KanganaRanaut’s radical comments. I do respect her acting talent.” She puts her heart and soul into #Thailavii! Jaya-Ji wanted Aishwarya Rai to play her, but I have a feeling JJ would have approved of Kangana’s performance. @thearvindswamy is MGR’s reincarnation!!
In addition to these actresses, superstar Rajnikanth took to his social media to laud Ranaut’s performance in Thalaivii. Along with Kangana Ranaut, ‘Thalaivii’ features big actors like Arvind Swamy, Prakash Raj, Jisshu Sengupta, Bhagyashree, and Poorna in pivotal parts.
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