Ranveer Singh’s new movie “Anniyan” halts due to legal issues


Ranveer Singh’s new film which is the remake of Anniyan is coming under the direction of S Shankar and produced by Jayantilal Gada was announced in April this year. However, the producer of the original movie – Ravichandran has objected to it and has decided to move to the high court.

Producer Ravichandran

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh‘s upcoming movie Anniyan has got a huge controversy even before it could go on the floors this year. Anniyan is being remade in Hindi featuring Ranveer in the lead. The original hit movie was produced by Aascar Ravichandran and directed by S Shankar. This year, when Shankar announced that he’s remaking the movie in Hindi with producers Jayantilal Gada, Ravichandran has decided to take legal action against both Shankar and Jayantilal Gada. He has already complained with the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFFCC)

Actor Ranveer Singh
Actor Ranveer Singh

The producer maintains that the story of the film belongs to him and no one can create a remake without taking his permission. Ravichandran says that they cannot make the film without his consent as he owns the copyright of the film and no other person has the right over it as he is the author of the movie. Ravichandran has decided to reach the Madras High Court against Shankar and Gada.

Actor Vikram

Reacting to the news, Shankar, who has maintained a strong position since the beginning, tells that the story does not belong to Ravichandran and he is free to have a remake of his film. The original movie features south superstar Vikram in the lead. It was in April this year that Shankar, who had directed the original film, announced a Hindi remake with Jayantilal Gada and Ranveer. The actor hasn’t spoken anything on the issue yet.