Why Amy Jackson declined ‘Queen’ remake… – The actress reveals why she opted out of the South version of the Kangana Ranaut film
Amy Jackson was recently offered Lisa Haydon’s part in the South remake of Queen. Our source reveals, “Amy was approached for the role in the remake, but that didn’t work out.” The Kangana Ranaut film is now being remade in four languages — Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.
Supergirl over Queen
Amy confirms, “I really wanted to be a part of the project. It’s a fun, fierce role. I loved Lisa’s role in the Hindi version and thought I could do justice to it for the remake.” She expressed unavailability of dates as the reason for opting out. Amy says, “It didn’t work out because of the schedule for Supergirl. It didn’t work out creatively.” Amy will be playing Saturn Girl in the superhero drama series, who arrives on Earth to help Supergirl against one of her biggest threats.
While Lisa’s role in the Hindi version was a prominent one, where she played the second lead to Kangana and helped her in her journey of rediscovering herself, the makers even offered to extend the role if Amy agreed to do the film. She says, “I met the director and producer several times. They, in fact, developed my character more.” But our source reveals that Amy wasn’t happy with her character sketch in the final draft, even after the changes were made and hence she declined the offer.
The actress was offered a huge sum to take up the role. Our source tells us, “The makers were extremely keen on casting Amy as they felt that she would suit the role. They even offered her a Rs 4 crore to come on board, but she didn’t agree.”