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Ranveer and Shankar's 'Anniyan' remake lands in legal trouble 

Friday, April 16, 2021 • Tamil Comments

Ranveer Singh recently confirmed his upcoming collaboration with Tamil director Shankar for the Hindi remake of his psychological thriller, 'Anniyan'. What looked like an amazing and much anticipated project soon landed into massive trouble. Turns out that Shankar doesn't own the rights to the storyline of 'Anniyan'. Producer V Ravichandran, who still holds the rights to the film has asked Shankar to stop the production of the film right away and issued a legal notice as well.

The letter send by Ravichandran read, "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 was 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 adoption or remaking or copying the main plot of the said movie, without my permission, is totally illegal."

Ravichandran went on to remind Shankar of the time when he did the director a favor by letting him direct 'Anniyan'. He wrote, "Further I wish to remind you that after the not so successful film namely ‘BOYS’ directed by you, you were under severe stress due to dented image. Still I have provided you the opportunity to Direct the film Anniyan, after which you have regained the lost ground, only because of my support. 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 adaptation of Hindi version of the same. I am sure you always maintain certain ethical values, hence I wonder how can you stoop to a low level by resorting to such unlawful acts."

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