Ramesh Aravind has been roped in to direct the Tamil version of Queen. The director is also in charge of the Kannada version which stars actress Parul Yadav as the female lead.
Kajal Aggarwal has been signed on to be a part of the Tamil remake. Earlier, Tamannaah Bhatia had been signed on for the lead role, but the actress later walked out.
Aravind confirmed the details at the launch of the Kannada version:
“I was told that Revathy would be directing the Tamil and Malayalam versions, and so initially, I didn’t ask for the Tamil project. In fact, I am very comfortable with Tamil. I can read and write the language, and have, after all, been part of 50 films here. Eventually, a lot of changes happened. The whole project was planned afresh, except for the Kannada version, and this time, I had no hesitation in pitching for the Tamil version as well.”
The director has chosen the title Butterfly for the Kannada version. He explained:
“I see Queen as a story of metamorphosis. First, a caterpillar gets rejected by the world. Later, it withdraws into a cocoon, and turns out into a butterfly. That is why I’ve chosen to call it that in Kannada. Even the English title is chosen for a reason. The story, after all, takes place in a foreign land.”
The Tamil version will be shot in Karur, Tirupur and Paris. The Kannada version, on the other hand, will be shot in Thirthahalli and Sagara. A newcomer will be cast as the hero (Rajkummar Rao’s role), and the makers plan to hold auditions for it.