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Shoot for the second season of Gautham Menon's Queen begins

The series has Ramya Krishnan playing the lead character, and is said to be loosely based on the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa 

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Last Updated: 01.38 PM, May 30, 2022

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Shoot for the second season of Gautham Menon's Queen begins
Ramya Krishnan from the set of Queen

The shoot for the second season of the web series Queen has begun. The series is loosely based on the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and has Ramya Krishnan playing the lead character. The actress gave a sneak peek into her look and the set from the series. The series is jointly directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and Prasath Murugesan. In the series, the lead character is known as Shakthi Sheshadri. The first series had seven episodes , beginning from the childhood days of Shakthi. The younger version of Shakthi is played by Anikha Surendran and Anjana Jayaprakash.

The series has cinematography by SR Kathir and editing by Praveen Anthony. Music for the series is by Darbuka Siva. The show has an ensemble star cast which includes Indrajith Sukumaran, Vamsi Krishna, Sonia Agarwal, Lillete Dubey, Tulasi, Munna Simon, Vivek Rajgopal, Viji Chandrasekhar, Sarjano Khalid, Anil Murali, Charmila amongst others. Gautham Menon himself appears in a supporting role in the series. In an interview, Menon had said that Queen is a fictional story based on novelist Anita Sivakumaran's work Queen. It is based on the life of the politician and that Menon was inspired by the characters from the novel. 

According to MX Player, which streamed the first season of the show, Queen shows how a young and bright student finds herself pushed into unknown territories her entire life, and how she carves her way to the top using her own rules. The plot revolvess around a bright Shakthi Seshadri as she goes from being an innocent student to a superstar actress, to eventually be the youngest Chief Minister of her state. The first season was Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi and released in December 2019. The show predominantly received positive reviews from the critics and audience alike.

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