Soon after its announcement, Shankar’s Hindi remake of the 2005 Tamil psychological action-thriller, Anniyan, which will star Ranveer Singh in the key role, has been in the news. However, the Producer of the Tamil film V Ravichandran has put up disapproval mentioning that only he is the ‘whole and sole owner of the rights of the storyline’ and that it may not be remade in Hindi without his approval. Moreover, in an interview with Pinkvilla, Ravichandran has put forward his opinion on the matter.
“The South Indian Film Chamber has given a letter to me (stating) that the rights and everything belong to the producer. Coming Monday they will send the letter to Shankar, and everybody else too,” shares Ravichandran, further enlightening that he will be producing Anniyan too, and his declaration will be larger than that of Shankar’s film.
The Actor-producer accepted the fact without any hesitation that he is remaking the movie in Hindi. “There will be one Bollywood and one International artist, and it will be remade in Hindi and English (respectively). Once everything is settled, I will make the announcement. But everybody is thinking I have asked for money, I have never asked for money. It is my property. Somebody is misguiding Mr. Gada Ji (Hindi remake producer Jayantilal Gada). Before December the big announcement will be made, that’s why I kept quiet,” announces Ravichandran.
However last month too, Ravichandran had told that he doesn’t wish to earn money from selling the movie, but produce it. “I have been waiting for the last 10 years. When Gada announced (the Hindi remake), I was very shocked. He is a gentleman, I don’t know who is confusing him. He is so good, usually, he would discuss even the smallest of matters when he is buying a movie from me. He is so good I know,” the producer had explained.