Previously we had reported that Ranveer Singh is one of the actors in consideration to play the lead in director Shankar’s adaptation of the Tamil novel Velpari. Buzz in the Bollywood media right now is that Ranveer Singh who was expected to begin Anniyan remake with Shankar will instead be beginning the Velpari movie. Word also has it that this movie will be made in 3 parts and will begin shooting mid-2023.
Ranveer Singh recently changed his management firm from YRF Talent Management [owned by the production company Yash Raj Films which launched Ranveer Singh into films] to Collective Artists Network [Previously known as Kwan-CAA]. The media rollout during this change maintained that Ranveer Singh was doing the Anniyan remake with Shankar.
However it is being widely reported that the Anniyan remake has been shelved and Pen Studios, will instead be producing the Velpari adaptation. We had also reported previously that the estimated budget for Shankar’s movie is Rs. 1000 Cr and Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Netflix OTT platform are co-producing the film.