Bollywood film Queen was not only commercial success at the box office but also earned its lead actor Kangana Ranaut the National Award for Best Actor for her performance in it. Following this success, Queen is being remade in all the four south Indian languages – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
According a latest updates, the first look poster of all the four remakes will be out on October 19th to coincide with the Vijayadasami festival. The four remakes will reportedly also have a simultaneous release.
The Kannada version has Parul Yadav reprising the role done by Kangana Ranaut, while in Malayalam it is Manjima Mohan. In the Telugu remake, it is Tammannah Bhatia and in Tamil, it is Kajal Agarwal in the lead. According to reports, the directors of all these remakes have made some changes to the script to suit the sensibilities of the respective audiences.
The Malayalam version is being directed by Neelakantan, while the Kannada, Tamil and Telugu versions are being helmed by Ramesh Aravind. Titled Butterfly in Kannada, its Tamil version will be released under the title Paris Paris and the Telugu and Malayalam versions will be titled Queen and Zam Zam respectively.
The original Queen was directed by Vikas Bahl, who is presently facing accusations of sexual assault in the ongoing Me Too movement. Apart from Kangana, the film starred Rajkummar Rao and Lisa Haydon in the lead roles. Queen was produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures in association with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena on a budget of Rs 12.5 crores and it went on to collect Rs 108 crores at the box office.
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