I wanted an anthem for weddings: Ramesh Aravind
The filmmaker, who is directing the remake of Queen in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, is happy with the way the wedding song in the Kannada version has turned out
It is a wedding, and the-bride-to-be (played by Parul Yadav) from Gokarna is seen dancing with gusto to the tune of Naale namma maneyalli bahala dodda karyakrama… namma hudgi marriage ede. This is the shoot for Parul’s next Kannada film Butterfly, a remake of the Hindi film Queen, starring Kangana Ranaut.
Caeser Gonsalves from Bollywood is choreographing the song from the film directed by Ramesh Aravind; the shooting took place in Mysuru over the last three days.
Cinema Express got hold of a few pictures from the sets, featuring actors Dharmendra, Bhargavi Narayan, Padmaja Rao and some new faces, along with Parul Yadav.
Ramesh Aravind, who is helming this film in three languages -- Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, tells us that he was “very happy and confident” that the Kannada song would come out well, much like the Hindi song London Thumakda in the original.
The director, who hopes to start shooting the Tamil version of the track soon, says, “I had given a brief for the song, that it should become an anthem at weddings, and the lyricist Yogaraj Bhat has managed to do just that. It was fun shooting this song, there was a lot of energy on the sets.”
He adds that the schedule for shooting the Tamil version will also depend on the ongoing strike in the Tamil industry. “If everything is sorted, we should soon be on the sets with Kajal Aggarwal for the same song, with Caesar choreographing the track once again,” he says. Ramesh is glad that the Kannada version of Queen is almost over and says it has come out beautifully. “A small portion has to be shot, which will be done in Paris. Otherwise, the film is done,” he adds.
The filmmaker will now look to complete the Tamil version and later begin with the Telugu one starring Tamannah Bhatia.
Queen remade in all south Indian languages has music by Amit Trivedi and cinematography by Satya Hegde.