Tamannaah to star in Tamil remake of Kangana-starrer ‘Queen’


Actress Tamannaah Bhatia will be starring in the Tamil remake of the National Award winning film ‘Queen’ that starred Kangana Ranaut. Veteran actress Revathi will be directing the remake of the critically acclaimed movie that was helmed by Vikas Bahl.

The ‘Baahubali’ actress is thrilled at the opportunity and said, “Ever since I saw ‘Queen’, I wanted to be part of its remake, even though I wasn’t sure if it will be remade. What makes ‘Queen’ special is that it’s one of those rare women-centric films which succeeded in reaching out to everybody, across all sections of the audience.”

Actor-filmmaker Thiagarajan had purchased the rights to remake ‘Queen’ in all the four South Indian languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malyalam, back in 2014 itself. After waiting for over a year for the opportunity, an excited Tamannaah told Hindustan Times, “I felt liberated when I saw ‘Queen’, and I can’t wait to start working on the remake. The fact that Revathi ma’am is directing it makes it even more special because she was the inspiration for my character in ‘Devi’.”

The screenplay and dialogues for the Tamil version will be given by actor-filmmaker Suhasini Mani Ratnam.

“I think it’s going to be a great combination. More than a remake, this will be treated as an adaptation as a lot of things have to be changed to suit Tamil sensibilities,” Tamannaah added.

‘Queen’ is the story of a young Punjabi girl, played by Kangana, who goes on her honeymoon to Paris all alone after her fiancé, played by Rajkumar Rao, calls off the wedding. The movie won several awards, including the National Awards for Best Film and Best Actress, and six Filmfare Awards, among others.