A day after Malayalam actor Manjima Mohan announced on Twitter that she had been cast in the Malayalam remake of Bollywood film Queen, the actor opened up about the role on Thursday.
Speaking to Mediente at the official launch of the film titled Zam Zam, Manjima said that it was a challenging task to play a role previously essayed by the Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut.
The 2014 film Queen had leading Bollywood actor Kangana playing the role of Rani, which won her the National Film Award for Best Actor (Female).
"I'm very excited about the role, but along with that, there's so much responsibility that has come and a lot of pressure too. What Kangana did in the film was an outstanding performance and I don't think me or any of the other actors will be able to rise up to her performance. But what we can do is to perform according to our own skill," Manjima said.
"We can't adapt everything from the film, since the film is being made in the South, and that too in Kerala. And so there are limitations and within that limit, I am trying to give my best," she added.
The poster of the film has a woman in silhouette sitting with her luggage, in the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower.
Zam Zam is Manjima's second Malayalam film, the first being Oru Vadakkan Selfie.
Earlier on Twitter, Manjima had said that considered herself to be "super privileged" to be part of Zam Zam.