Actor Tamannaah Bhatia, who has been roped in for the Telugu remake of the Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Queen’, says roles that put the spotlight on women empowerment motivate her.
“‘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,” Tamannaah said in a statement.
The Hindi movie which also starred Rajkummar Rao was directed by Vikas Bahl, and is being remade in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam apart from Telugu. Actor Kajal Aggarwal has been roped in for the Tamil remake of ‘Queen’.
The Telugu film will be produced by Manu Kumaran under the banner of Mediente Films with the National award winning G. Neelakanta Reddy in the director’s chair. Tamannaah Bhatia has been a part of some blockbuster Telugu films like‘Baahubali: The Beginning’, Baahubali: The Conclusion, Rebel, Devi and others.
She has several Bollywood films as well. In fact, she started her film career with a Bollywood film at the age of 15. The film was ‘Chand Sa Roshan Chehra’. She is also known for films like ‘Himmatwala’ and ‘It’s Entertainment’. Tamannaah Bhatia has marked her place in Bollywood.
Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Queen’ which hit the screens in the year 2014 was a huge hit. The Telugu remake is scheduled to go on the floors on October 25. It will release mid-2018.