Queen remakes wrapped up
Filming for all four versions of the Queen remake -- Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam -- have been completed
The makers of the four remakes of the Bollywood hit Queen have wrapped up the schedule of the films in France.
Queen (2014) showed Kangana Ranaut's character setting out for her honeymoon alone and going on a journey of self-discovery. The film is now being remade as Butterfly in Kannada, Queen Once Again in Telugu, Paris Paris in Tamil and Zam Zam in Malayalam.
The remakes were shot in the beautiful beachside town of Frejuz, located in the south of France. Produced by Mediente, the makers of the films chose different actors for the lead role in each language.
Parul Yadav, who will be seen as the lead in the Kannada version says, "I loved that the protagonist elevates herself with each step she takes, even while staying real and funny. The idea of a south remake occured to me as I walked out of the theatre the day I watched Queen. It has taken us a while to plan the four remakes. I'm excited to be co-producing this important film."
Tamannaah Bhatia, who is doing the Telugu remake, says, "Queen was a different film from the word go. Its essence is a sense of humour in every situation in life. I wished this film would be made in the south, because it has that kind of potential. I am glad to be part of one version. I am in love with France. It is a dream place to shoot at and a dream film to shoot."
Kajal Aggarwal, who essays the lead in the Tamil version, says there's a need to showcase characters like the film's protagonist in our cinema. "I am glad that talented actors are playing this role in different versions and taking this story to more people," she adds.
Manjima Mohan, who will be seen in the Malayalam remake, says, "In addition to the expectations that people have from all the four remakes of Queen, there are expectations about what the four of us will bring to the table. We have added interesting nuances to each of our characters so people in our respective states can relate."
Amit Trivedi serves as the composer for all four remakes.