Nithya Menen looks strikingly similar to young Jayalalitha in the first poster of 'The Iron Lady'

Official poster of 'The Iron Lady' Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 05, 2018, 03.17 PM (IST)

Several filmmakers announced projects based on late leader J Jayalalitha's life soon after her death in December 2016. But looks like filmmaker A Priyadhaarshini just beat them to the race. The debutant director first announced her biopic on the late leader in September and now has released the first look of the film. 

The director shared the first poster on Twitter recently which features actress Nithya Menen as the young Jayalalitha.

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Menen's resemblance to the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is uncanny and has got Twitter talking even. 

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The director in an earlier interview had stated that Menen had been cast for the leading role and that the film would officially go on the floors on February 24, 2019, coinciding with Jayalalithaa’s birthday.

The producers, Papertale Pictures, timed the release of the poster of the film on the second anniversary of the late leader.