There were reports from the past few months suggesting that Parul Yadav was roped in for Kannada remake of Hindi film Queen, and it was to be directed by actor turned director Ramesh Aravind.
Neither Ramesh nor the producers have confirmed it officially so far. Latest news is that, director Ramesh Aravind has signed on the dotted line yesterday, and he will be directing Kannada and Telugu versions of Queen. This will also mark Ramesh's entry as director into Telugu film industry.
We hear that Parul Yadav is also confirmed to play the lead role in Kannada version which will be titled as Butterfly, and film will be officially launched in Bangalore on April 30. Popular Tamil actor/producer Thiagarajan will be bankrolling the film in all South Indian languages.
Parul Yadav has confirmed the news speaking to a leading publication. She refused to comment on the other versions of Queen and suggested that we should wait for makers to make an official announcement from the producers.
There were news that popular actress Tamannaah was roped in to play the female lead in Telugu and Tamil versions but she recently walked out of the project citing remuneration issues.
Producer also commented that he cannot afford Tamannaah and was in the lookout for an actress whose remuneration matches his budget. This means that Kannada version will be the first to go on to the sets and preparations for it are underway.
Another reason why the project was in news was because of involvement of veteran actress Suhasini and Revathi in the team. The actress duo have worked on script adaption for the South Indian languages.