It was just a few months ago when it was announced that South star, Vikram’s Tamil hit, Anniyan, will be remade in Hindi. Director Shankar and producer Jayantilal Gada joined hands for the Hindi remake which will star Ranveer Singh in the lead role. But before the film could go on floors, the team has landed in legal trouble.
Tamil producer Aascar Ravichandran has taken legal action against Shankar and Gada over the remake of his film. The producer revealed that he has already filed a complaint against the director with the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) and is sure that they will extend him support in this case.
Ravichandran told ETimes, “I am going to court against Shankar and Jayantilal Gada. They cannot make the film without my consent as I own the copyright of the film and no other person has the right over it as I am the author of the movie.”
“He can say and claim anything, but everyone knows that ‘Anniyan’ is my movie and I hired him to direct the film. I was shocked that without my knowledge, a remake of the film was announced. It must be the first time that something like this has happened in our cinema.” he added. Responding to the producer’s earlier complaint, Shankar had said that he has written the script for Anniyan and everyone knows that.
Shankar had stated, “Given that the script vests with me, I am absolutely entitled to exploit the same in any manner I deem fit. In fact, you/your entity does not have the right to remake or make any derivative rights for “Anniyan”, as the said rights have not been granted to you in writing. In the absence of any assignment in writing from me, there can be no basis whatsoever to even assert that the “storyline” vests with you.”
Vikram’s Anniyan was a cult classic, and it is being said that the adaptation will also be mounted on a gigantic cinematic canvas. The makers promise to give the audience one of the most anticipated pan-Indian cinematic experiences with their film. The Singh starrer is scheduled to go on the floors next year and will be co-produced by God Bless Entertainment.