Kangana Ranaut’s Queen now in Tamil and Telugu, thanks to Revathi
Veteran actor-filmmaker Revathi, known for directing films like Mitr, My Friend and Phir Milenge will helm the yet-untitled Tamil and Telugu remake of Vikas Bahl’s critically-acclaimed 2014 film Queen.
“Revathi has been roped in to direct the remake. While the lead cast is yet to be finalised, the film will have dialogues in both the languages by actor Suhasini Mani Ratnam,” a source told IANS.
Queen is the story of a young Punjabi girl, played by Kangana Ranaut, who embarks on her honeymoon to Paris after her fiance calls off her wedding.
The source added that the project is slated to go on the floors later this year.
“Suhasini has finished worked on the first half of the film. She’ll spend next couple of months finish work on the second half. By October or November, the film will most likely go to the sets,” he said.
The remake is being bankrolled by producer Thiyagarajan.
In 2014, there was a buzz that producer Thiyagarajan’s actor-son Prashanth was to play the male lead in the movie. It had been reported that Prashanth would essay Rajkummar Rao’s character Vijay in the remake.
But soon, the reports were refuted by Thiyagarajan, who said, “Prashanth is busy with other projects. I’m not going to pressurise him to be part of the remake. His presence would definitely add some value to the project, but the choice to act or not is at his discretion,” he added, “It’s not a typical hero role and it has a negative side to it. If not Prashanth, we would go for an actor who wouldn’t mind playing this different role.”