The tumultuous ups and downs in her relationship with MGR started in the early s when MGR increasingly began to act with younger. I would say it is apparent that MGR had a relationship with Jayalalitha in their acting days. Related Questions (More Answers Below) everything about life, the other part a major one was dominated by 'M.G. Ramachandran' (qv) as I had The lady with power and charisma is Jayalalitha Jayaram, who has loyal followers Marudhur Gopalan Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR, his studies, he scored very well in 10th standard, but quit on money issues.
Karunanidhi, however, threatened by MGR's popularity, cleverly excluded him when he formed the cabinet and made him the treasurer of the DMK party.
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She would go for an hour and come back. When it was complete, the entire film industry turned up for the house-warming function except for MGR.
Everyone was surprised at his absence because rumours about their liaison abounded. Anandan said, 'Next morning she had to go to Kashmir for shooting. She boards the plane and finds MGR in the next seat! The two locations were 40 miles apart. But after reaching Kashmir MGR took her along with him and would send her to her shooting location 40 miles away. Jayalalithaa could have had no say in the matter.
If MGR says something, it had to be done. He started controlling all her activities including the clothes she wore. He even took control over her finances and she had to depend on his good mood for its release. She felt stifled and wanted to break free. A major clash occurred between the two when she refused to go with him to Singapore.
Anandan narrated, 'She used to give solo dance performances and also prepare dance dramas.MGR Enjoyed With Jayalalitha, and Top Heroines - Telugu Boxoffice
She had prepared a very ambitious dance drama named Kaveri Thantha Kalaichchelvi, which was so popular that she had invitations to perform it from all over the world. She made plans for a world trip and gave dates to everyone. Everything was finalized and even the advance money received.
At that time there was a world Tamil conference organized in Singapore.
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MGR was the chief guest, and he asked Jayalalithaa to go with him, suggesting that she could proceed on her world trip from there.
Jayalalithaa refused, even though MGR was then the chief minister.
MGR insisted that she go with him and defied her to go on the world trip without his permission. She was so upset and so angry that she cancelled the entire trip and paid all the artistes their dues.
She even dissolved the dance troupe. She did not want to beg MGR for permission. With devout party leaders swearing to stand by her in her claim to be the successor to MGR as party leader. Venkatramani and expressed strong feelings in an hour-long interview. Did you feel humiliated by the way you were treated? Jayalalitha with MGR's body: A very small group of people was determined to see that I was nowhere near the body of my beloved leader.
I was humiliated right from the word go. I was woken up from sleep in the early hours of December 24 by a friend who gave me the shocking news of MGR being no more.
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I got out of my car, walked and kept banging with my fists on the main outside door of the residence. After a while, that door was opened for me, but from then onwards it was another series of Herculean efforts. Could you describe what happened? I ran up and down the front and back staircases of the house several times, but all doors were firmly slammed on my face to prevent me from even catching a glimpse of my leader's dead body.
Finally, as I stood outside the front door of my leader's room on the third and top floor of his residence, I was told that his body had been taken away through the back door and driven to Rajaji Hall.
I ran down the flights of stairs and, as I was approaching the main gate, I saw the ambulance with MGR's body inside.
I ran behind the ambulance, got into my car, and told my driver to race behind the ambulance and not allow any other vehicle to come in between. At Rajaji Hall I stood by my leader's side for 13 hours the first day and eight hours the second day.
Wasn't that physically exhausting? There was no physical strain. I suppose it was my will power. But there was mental and physical torture. Seven or eight ladies, I wouldn't name them, landed up on the morning of the second day, stood by me, and started stamping on my feet, driving their nails into my skin, pinching me, and so on.
Except for my face which was spared because it was visible, they attacked me everywhere else. Then, when the body was taken inside Rajaji Hall for the performance of the last rites by the family, I wasn't allowed there. I didn't mind that. But what happened on the gun-carriage?
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I wanted to place a wreath on his body when it was placed on the gun-carriage. The soldiers were kind enough to assist me to do that.
I also wanted to join the funeral procession and board the gun-carriage which the soldiers were helping me to do. Now without MGR, as party propaganda secretary, I am number five. Ramalingam advancing menacingly towards me. Immediately, a young man in a blue shirt, who I was subsequently told was Tamil film actor Deepan, Janaki's younger brother's son, jumped on to the gun-carriage, hit me on the forehead and pushed me out.
The armed forces personnel tried to help me back on top of the carriage, and again Deepan pushed me, beat me, and threw me out. I was injured and bruised all over my body. I was disgusted with this uncouth behaviour and the unparliamentary language used by Deepan and Ramalingam. I decided, much against my conscience, not to attend the funeral and came away.
Who was responsible for preventing you from attending the funeral? The answer is very obvious, and I don't want to say it.
Obviously, someone in MGR's household must have given instructions to keep me out. And there was a very small group there and at the funeral which was consistently trying to keep me out. Do you think elections should be held immediately to decide on MGR's successor?