According to a leading daily, the Telugu remake of Queen has been put on hold and will start rolling again only after director Ramesh Aravind wraps up the Tamil and Telugu versions. Confirming this, a source said that the Kannada and Tamil versions are progressing at brisk pace and will be wrapped up soon.
“Director Ramesh Aravind will shoot the Telugu version after he wraps up the Kannada and Tamil versions of Queen, which have been progressing briskly. Even the Malayalam version is close to being wrapped up,” added the source.
In case you did not know, Queen Once Again—as the film is titled—was supposed to be directed by National award winner Neelakanta Reddy. However, he opted out of the film citing differences with leading lady Tamannaah Bhatia. Reacting to his allegations, she had said that all the claims were baseless.’
“I would like to reiterate and clarify that no actor ever has had a say in the technical process of a film. My team or I didn’t enjoy any administrative authority in the creative role play for the Telugu version of Queen,” she had added.
Just like the other versions, the Telugu remake is one of the most eagerly-awaited films of the year. In it, the ‘Milky Beauty’ will be seen essaying the role played by Kangana Ranaut in the Bollywood version.
Earlier, while taking about the film, Tamannaah had said that the remake will do justice to the standards set by the Hindi version while catering to Telugu sensibilities.
“It’s an exciting project and I love doing roles that talk about women empowerment. I’m confident we can recreate the magic of the original. At the same time, not make our film look like a frame-to-frame remake. We’ll adapt it to suit Telugu sensibilities,” she had added.
Let us hope things fall into place soon and the Telugu version sees the light of the day.