The slain forest brigand Veerappan wife Muthulakshmi has signed to act in a movie being produced to portray the ‘exploits’ of India’s most notorious fugitive on the silver screen. She will also be the co producer of this film. Ramgopal Varma was keen on producing a film on Veerappan even when the brigand was alive. But he gave it up after the dreaded poacher was shot dead.
Earlier Muthulakshmi opposed telecast of a serial on Veerappan titled Santhanakaddu in the PMK-backed Makkal TV, has given the go ahead to it now since they are giving importance to people affected by the STF. Muthulakshmi was married Veerappan on January 1, 1990 at Neruppur in Dharmapuri district. She has two daughters by him. Veerappan, who had successfully evaded the dragnet of the security forces for over four decades, was killed in an encounter with the Special Task Force Commandos.