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A web series named Queen is getting lot of buzz lately. Queen stars Ramya Krishnan as Shakti Sheshadri and has been directed by Gautham Menon and Prasath Murugesan. It seems like the web series is inspired by Jayalalitha’s biography.

While the producers of the web series assert that the show is based on the book ‘Queen’ written by Anitha Sivakumar, the trailer and posters clearly reveal the similarities with the life and times of Jayalalithaa. A case was filed against Gautham Menon and the producers by J Deepa, late Jayalalithaa’s niece, claiming that they presented the story of the former leader without her permission. However the Madras High Court declined to stay the OTT premiere. The show has been streaming since 14 December.

Queen is based on a book written by Anitha Sivakumar. Ramya Krishnan who is playing a character named Sakthi Seshadri in Queen looks like an expectorating image of Jayalalithaa. In an exclusive interview with leading media house, she opens up about the series. She said, ‘I play Sakthi Seshadri, a fiercely independent woman who triumphed in a man’s world against all odds. I fell in love with the character and her journey when it was narrated to me by our screenplay writer Reshma Ghatala . It’s very inspiring story of a brilliant student who was forced to quit school due to certain circumstances. Later she went on to become a top actress and finally shone like a star in politics, which was clearly a man’s forte .Yes, Sakthi’s characterization may remind you of Jayalalithaa, nothing wrong in that, I myself am a huge fan of hers. Let me put it this way; there are a lot of similarities between the life of Shakthi and Jayalaithaa, which may be coincidental, but the web series is based on the book Queen.’

Well, Queen is streaming on MX Player from December 14. The web series will certainly beat the upcoming movies based on the life of Jayalalithaa, who died in 2016.

 

 


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Joydev Mishra

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