Manjima Mohan, who made her acting debut with the Nivin Pauly starrer Oru Vadakkan Selfie, is believed to have signed the Malayalam remake of Kangana Ranaut's Queen, which is also being made in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
It's after months of desperate search for a heroine to fill in the shoes of Kangana, the makers have zeroed in on Manjima. However, an official announcement regarding this is awaited.
The project is slated to go on the floors later this year.
"Manjima is the latest option the makers have in mind. She is almost finalized but she is yet to finish the paperwork. Amala Paul was originally considered for the role but since the project took time to take off, she had to move on to other commitments. Left with no option, Amala chose to exit the project," a source said.
Telugu filmmaker Neelakanta has been signed to direct the Malayalam as well as Telugu version of the remake. While Kajal Aggarwal will star in the Tamil version, Tamannaah is said to feature in the Telugu version.
Parul Yadav reprises Kangana's role in the Kannada version which is titled Butterfly and the film is currently on the floors.
Ramesh Aravind is directing Butterfly and he might also direct the Tamil version as actor Revathy, who was originally supposed to helm the project, has walked out of it.
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