Ranveer Singh Anniyan
While it was a major announcement a few months ago when it was confirmed that actor Ranveer Singh has roped in for yet another film as he will be starring in the remake of Anniyan, that starred Vikram in the lead role; the journey ever since hasn't been smooth. Aascar Ravichandran, producer of the original made allegations on director of the original, Shankar and is now set to be moving to the court against Shankar and producer Jayantilal Gada over the remake rights.
A report in ETimes suggests that Ravichandran has already filed a complaint against Shankar with the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) and claims that the body is going to support him. Speaking about it, Ravichandran said, “I am going to court against Shankar and Jayantilal Gada. They cannot make the film without my consent as I own the copyright of the film and no other person has the right over it as I am the author of the movie.”
But Shankar had responded to the producer’s complaint stating that ‘Anniyan’ was his script and everybody knows about it. Ravichandran said, “He can say and claim anything, but everyone knows that ‘Anniyan’ is my movie and I hired him to direct the film.” ‘Anniyan’ had released with dubbed Hindi dialogue as ‘Aparichit’ in 2006.
Ravichandran will be filing a case in the Madras High Court but he also added, “SIFCC, which has been supporting me, told me to wait a little longer as they have spoken to the film association in Mumbai. But it is not Shankar who is the producer of the film but Gadaji with whom I need to have a discussion about the project.”
Shankar and Jayantilal Gada had announced in April 2021 that they will be remaking the film in Hindi with Ranveer Singh playing the lead.