Actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who plays the titular character, Rani, in the Telugu remake of Queen, is in training for her role.
The remake, titled Queen Once Again, is being helmed by Indian National Award-winning director Neelakanta.
Bhatia says she has decided to give the traditional gym routine a miss and train on the beach instead.
“It’s a non-polluted environment and I feel it’s doing wonders to my overall well-being. Instead of three times a week, which I generally practice in India, I’m doing six times a week in France,” the actress said.
“My trainer felt I needed to shed a few more kilos so I’m waking up real early everyday to ensure I can give in those two dedicated hours. In fact, I have started skipping, something I have never done before and Queen Once Again is making me do thing I have never attempted before,” she added.
Kangana Ranaut’s Queen released in 2014. It was based on the transformational journey of the character Rani, who embarks on her honeymoon to Paris alone after her fiance (Rajkummar Rao) calls off the wedding at the very last moment.
Sidhu Jonnalagadda will play Rao’s role in the Telugu remake, and Shibani Dandekar is taking on the role played by Lisa Haydon in the original.