Queen to be remade in Tamil, Telugu
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After winning hearts in Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut-starrer Queen, the story of a woman who sets out for a solo honeymoon, will soon be adapted in Telugu and Tamil.
Director Vikas Bahl, who will be creatively involved with these remakes, said he is happy that the film will get a new section of audience.
"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," Bahl said in a statement.
"It's 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.
Starring Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao and Lisa Haydon among others, Queen not only created waves at the box-office but also won critical acclaim.
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Image: Kangna Ranaut in Queen
Arjun Kapoor: Linkup rumours don't bother me
Arjun Kapoor has often been linked with his costars and the actor said that these rumours are the price he is paying for being 'single' and a part of showbiz industry.
The four films old actor, who is being linked with actress Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra, said they share a good on and off screen chemistry because he shares a comfort level with them.
"We are comfortable with each other. We are great friends and that's why our onscreen chemistry is good. I knew Alia much before 2 States and with Parineeti I share a comfort level. Such link-up rumours don't bother me. When you are an actor and single such things become a part of your life," Arjun said.
Alia shared screen space with Arjun in his last release 2 States, whereas the Gunday star made his debut in the film industry with Parineeti Chopra starrer love story Ishaqzaade.
Arjun recently put his weight behind P&G Shiksha to support education for underprivileged children and also celebrated the 10 years of the brand's existence.
The 28-year-old actor feels that education is the basic foundation of a country.
"I relate to the cause a lot. Education is the foundation of any country. It's a primary need of every citizen of India.
"It's also one of the major tool to fight against poverty and umemployment. It's very much necessary for a country's growth," Arjun said.
Image: Arjun Kapoor
Rajkummar Rao: Got drunk for a scene in City Lights to look real
Actor Rajkummar Rao does not consume alcohol in real life but he got drunk for a scene in his upcoming film City Lights to bring credibility to his performance.
In a particular scene, Rajkummar visits a bar, gets sloshed and arrives home dead drunk.
"I don't drink but I did not want to fake it. So I asked Hansal (director of the film Hansal Mehta), who is experienced in these matters, for the scene. On his advice, I started off with Vodka. I started downing a few pegs and was completely gone," said the Shahid star.
For the scene, Rajkummar then had to go home and pick up a fight with actress Patralekha, who plays his onscreen wife.
"We were shooting on the eighth floor and there was always an element of scariness," Rajkummar said.
Produced by Foxstar Studios and Vishesh Films, City Lights is slated to release on May 30.
Image: Rajkummar Rao in City Lights