An industry insider reveals, “A southern production body discussed the Tamil remake of the film with Amole. They also mentioned the idea of a Kannada remake. Amole has given his thumbs up, and so has the production house. The moneys are yet to be discussed, but both the films will go on the floors early in 2015.”
The insider also adds that the south team and the makers of the original are discussing if Amole’s creative inputs will be required for the south versions.
When contacted, Amole Gupte confirms the news and says, “I’m very happy that the film has connected with people across the country. It is now being remade down south and I want both the films to do equally well.”
On the other hand, after month long negotiations, the Indian producers of Queen have agreed to sell the remake rights for Tamil, Telugu and Chinese.
“There’s a Rani in every corner of the world which is why this story found takers everywhere. For some strange reason, a lot of people at Busan film festival asked us if it was a Korean film. That’s when it struck us that it’s a universal story. And so, when a couple of producers approached us, we gave the remakes a go ahead,” stated a proud Vikas Bahl.
It has been learnt that director Vikas Bahl will be creatively involved with the Tamil, Telugu and Chinese version of the film.
“It is a great feeling to know that a film which has been made with a lot of heart and emotions is getting this kind of an acceptance across different languages. For me, the biggest joy is that the film will be watched by a newer audience, which might have not got the same experience in its original form,” he added.
Here’s wishing both Amole Gupte and Vikas Bahl all he best!!