Fans of Ranveer Singh got immensely excited as S Shankar announced the Hindi remake of Anniyan with the Padmaavat star. A picture of the two in conversation was shared along with the announcement. The film, Anniyan was made by Vikram, the superstar of Tamil Nadu. Many viewers in the Hindi belt has watched the dubbed version of Aparichit. Now, the producer of the film, Aascar Ravichandran has sent a legal notice to S Shankar. He has said that he has sole rights over the story, and the director has no right to make the film. In fact, he has lashed out at Shankar.
This is the official statement from his side, "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." Ranveer Singh would have been collaborating with a big South filmmaker for the first time with this movie.
The film was about Anniyan who suffers from a multiple personality disorder. One of his avatars is that of a foreigner who kills people who break the law. The producer has further written, "It is a sorry state of affairs that you have conveniently forgotten the same and without even informing me, you have tried to reap the accolades of my successful movie ‘Anniyan’ by associating yourself and an adaptation of the Hindi version of the same. I am sure you always maintain certain ethical values, hence I wonder how you can stoop to a low level by resorting to such unlawful acts. You are hereby advised to immediately stop proceeding any further on the same, due to the illegal copying of the storyline for which the entire rights are held by me."
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