It was only yesterday where actor Ranveer Singh added yet another film to his kitty and will he starring in a remake this time. Vikram starrer superhit film Anniyan, which also became popular in the Hindi dubbed version as Aparichit went on to attain quite a following and was a huge hit.
Singh will now be starring in the remake where Shankar, the director of the original will be directing the remake again and will be produced by Jayantilal Gada, owner of Pen Movies.
However, a controversy has now come in where the producer of the original film, Anniyan has sent an open letter where he accused Shankar of copying and the main plot. In the letter, the producer V Ravichandran of Aaskar Films also urged Shankar to immediately stop proceeding with the remake.
He wrote, “I am utterly shocked to know that you are likely to undertake the direction of a Hindi film by adopting the story of the movie Anniyan. You are well aware that I am the producer of the movie. The entire story right was purchased by me from writer Sujatha for which full payment was done. I am the whole and sole owner of the rights. Any adaptation or remaking or copying the main plot is totally illegal.”-
He further added, “You are hearby advised to immediately stop proceeding any further on the same, due to the illegal copying of the story line for which the entire rights are held by me. Please note that a legal notice follows this letter.”
We wonder what will be an update on this one.