Mysuru seems to be the latest attraction for south Indian heroines. Parul Yadav, Kajal Aggarwal and Tammannah Bhatia were all spotted in the City of Palaces. The remakes of Queen in four languages is the reason the beauties have been frequenting Mysuru. The film is currently rolling with Ramesh Aravind helming the Kannada version, Butterfly, which stars Parul Yadav; the Tamil version starring Kajal Aggarwal is titled Paris Paris; the Telugu remake starring Tammannah Bhatia is being directed by Prashanth Varma; the Malayalam version features Manjima Mohan in the lead, who will join the sets in Mysuru from June 8.
Ramesh, who is currently shooting at the Mysuru airport finds the film ‘colourful’. “On one end, I have been shooting portions with Kajal Aggarwal followed by shoots with Parul Yadav. Then, there’s Tamannah Bhatia in the background, who is shooting with the other director. This is a huge set up taking place. Four different films being shot at the same point with four different heroines. The effort is magnanimous,” he says.
Mysuru, which has become the centre of this activity because the director feels that it is convenient to shooting considering minimal traffic, pleasant weather and beautiful heritage buildings, which is why Mysuru has been a shooting hub,” says Ramesh, adding, “Since there has been a star attraction, selfies keep happening between shots ,and stars are surrounded by bouncers who are taking care to ensure the situation doesn’t get out of hand,” he chuckles.
After this schedule Ramesh will shoot a few episodes for the reality show, Kannadada Kotiyadipati, after which he plans to wrap up the schedule for the remakes (in Kannada and Tamil) in Paris. “I hope to complete the entire shoot by July 5 if all goes as per plan,” he says.