The Tamil remake of Kangana Ranaut's Queen has been shelved
The yet-untitled Tamil remake of Vikas Bahl directed critically acclaimed Hindi drama Queen, which was supposed to feature Tamannaah Bhatia in the role originally played by Kangana Ranaut.
Chennai: The yet-untitled Tamil remake of Vikas Bahl directed critically acclaimed Hindi drama Queen, which was supposed to feature Tamannaah Bhatia in the role originally played by Kangana Ranaut, has been shelved, a source said.
"It is true that the project has been dropped. The exact reason remains a mystery. Tamannaah was supposed to commence work from July. She has been asked to go ahead with her other commitments," the source from the film's unit told IANS.
Well-known actress-filmmaker Revathi was to direct the remake while Suhasini Mani Ratnam was in charge of the dialogues.
Tamannaah was excited to be part of the project when she signed it last year.
"Ever since I saw Queen, I wanted to be part of its remake 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," Tamannaah had told IANS.
Mumbai court gives Kangana Ranaut 'last chance' for exemption, directs her to attend defamation hearing in person
The court said a warrant will be filed against Kangana Ranaut if she fails to appear at the 1 September hearing of the defamation case filed against her by Javed Akhtar.
Javed Akhtar had filed a criminal complaint against Kangana Ranaut in November 2020 before the magistrate for allegedly making defamatory and baseless comments against him in television interviews.
The Bombay High Court said that if the court allows one such intervention, they will be flooded with similar pleas.