It was reported last month that Ranveer Singh and south director, Shankar would be collaborating on a project together. Finally, it has been revealed that the two will be creating one of the biggest pan-Indian cinematic events of contemporary times.
They will be joining veteran film producer, Dr. Jayantilal Gada. The project is said to be the adaption of cult blockbuster Anniyan. This will mark the first time the three creative giants have joined hands. It is also one of the biggest collaborations of a director-actor in recent times.
The director, Shankar is known for his path-breaking, larger-than-life vision. Meanwhile, Ranveer has offered the Bollywood industry some unforgettable performances and has stood out. Shankar will be directing the actor in the official adaptation of his blockbuster, Anniyan. It is said to be on a gigantic cinematic canvas as it promises one of the most anticipated pan-Indian cinematic events.
The project has yet no title but it is being announced around the special occasion of Baisakhi in North India and Puthandu in Tamil Nadu. This marks the New Year celebrations for the respective calendars. The film is also said to premiere in Mid-2022. It will be co-produced by God Bless Entertainment and the music of the film will be available on Saregama.
The iconic director expressed his excitement as he shared that for making the official adaptation of Anniyan, it needed a “maverick, charismatic showman like no other to play the part”. He explained that he found these qualities in the “mercurial” actor Ranveer. The director also explained this decision as he shared that he is “one-in-a-generation actor” who has proved that he can immortalize a character.
“I’m thrilled to make Anniyan for the pan-Indian audience…”
Shanker further added, “I’m thrilled to make Anniyan for the pan-Indian audience and I’m confident that this powerful story will strike a chord in the hearts of all. In Dr. Gada, Ranveer and I have found an ideal producer who believes in the vision we have to change the nativity of content for audiences across the country.“
Even Ranveer expressed his gratitude as he shared how blessed he is to have the opportunity to be a part of the spectacular cinematic vision of Shankar. He also complimented the director as he described him to be “an exception to the norm” and a true disruptor who has showcased to people that no vision is large enough to be achieved on screen.
The Simba actor said, “I had always hoped and dreamed that I would get a chance to collaborate with him, and I have a strong feeling that we will create magic together. To lead a film like Anniyan is a dream come true for any artist. Vikram Sir, one of our country’s finest talents, an artist who I hugely admire, gave a colossal performance in the original, one that can never be matched.”
He further added that he can only hope that his interpretation and rendition of the part also connect with the audience in the same way. The Bajirao Mastani actor shared that it is a once-in-a-lifetime performance piece and he is ready to give this role everything he can. He further appreciated the director as he described him as a “genius filmmaker and a true visionary”. The actor said, “Words don’t do justice to just how excited I am at the prospect of being directed by him”.