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Queen Telugu remake: Tamannaah Bhatia is thrilled to be on board as the new Rani

Tamannaah Bhatia is set to play Kangana Ranaut’s character in the Telugu remake of Queen.

regional-movies Updated: Sep 26, 2017 16:25 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times
Tamannaah Bhatia will play the lead character in Telugu remake for Kangana Ranaut’s Queen.
Tamannaah Bhatia will play the lead character in Telugu remake for Kangana Ranaut’s Queen.

Last seen on screen in a sizzling avatar for a special song in NTR’s Jai Lava Kusa, actor Tamannaah Bhatia is now officially a part of the Telugu remake of Kangana Ranaut’s Queen, it was announced on Monday. A day after the Tamil version of the remake, titled Paris Paris, and starring Kajal Aggarwal in the titular role, the makers decided to officially announce the Telugu version as well.

National award-winning filmmaker Neelakanta will direct the project, which will be produced by Manu Kumaran under the banner of Mediente Films.

On signing the yet-untitled project, Tamannaah said in a statement: “Queen is an interesting film and I have always been motivated by roles that help alleviate women empowerment in some form. I am very excited to be helming the Telugu version and can’t wait to start shooting next month. This is the first time I’m working with Neelakanta Reddy and I’m sure together we will create magic on the 70 mm screen.” Originally, she was supposed to be part of the Tamil version of the film but for reasons unknown she has joined the Telugu version.

The film is also being remade in Kannada and titled Butterfly, with Parul Yadav in the lead; it has already gone on the floors. Manjima Mohan is rumoured to be part of the Malayalam version but an official announcement regarding the same is awaited. On the career front, Tamannaah currently awaits the release of Vikram starrer Sketch. She is also expected to start working on Tamil film Pon Ondru Kanden, a remake of Telugu indie hit Pellichoopulu.

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First Published: Sep 26, 2017 16:25 IST