Anniyan producer lashes out at Shankar over his decision to remake the film in Hindi; check out the latter’s reaction

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On April 14, filmmaker Shankar made an official announcement of collaborating with Ranveer Singh for the Hindi remake of Anniyan. Ranveer also shared the news on his social media handles. The original was also helmed by Shankar and it starred Vikram.

Anniyan’s producer V Ravichandran is not happy with it and is shocked to hear about the Hindi remake of Anniyan. He has sent a notice to filmmaker Shankar over his decision to remake the Tamil film in Hindi without his permission.

Ravichandran wrote in his statement, “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 of the fact that I am the producer of the said movie Anniyan. The entire story rights were purchased by me from the writer Sujatha (alias late Rangarajan) for which full payment was done by me to him and necessary records are also available. I am the whole and sole owner of the rights of the storyline. As such, any such adaptation or remaking or copying the main plot of the said movie, without my permission, is totally illegal”.

Take a look at the full statement here.

Shankar has responded with a statement where he wrote that the script and storyline of Anniyan belong exclusively to him and he has not assigned in writing any script or screenplay to any person, and he continues to retain the right to exploit the script in any manner he feels fit.

Towards the end, Shankar wrote, “You as the producer have gained substantially from the success of the film “Anniyan”, and are needlessly trying to unjustly enrich yourself even in my future endeavours which have no correlation to you. Needless to state, I can only hope good sense will prevail upon you after this clarification and you will stop agitating such baseless claims. This reply is issued without prejudice, and to clarify the actual situation of me as a director and writer being subject to such avaricious and illegal claims to needlessly attempt to jeopardise my future projects (sic)”.

Here’s the full statement.

Meanwhile, Ranveer posted a picture with Shankar on social media handles and wrote, “What an honour…. to be under the tutelage of one of the finest minds in cinema….”.

The Hindi remake of Anniyan will be backed by Dr. Jayantilal Gada’s Pen Studios and God Bless Entertainment.

Also Read: It’s Official: Ranveer Singh and Shankar come together for Hindi remake of Vikram’s Anniyan