But Shankar had responded to the producer’s complaint stating that ‘Anniyan’ was his script and everybody knows about it. Ravichandran said, “He can say and claim anything, but everyone knows that ‘Anniyan’ is my movie and I hired him to direct the film.” ‘Anniyan’ had released with dubbed Hindi dialogue as ‘Aparichit’ in 2006.
Ravichandran will be filing a case in the Madras High Court but he also added, “SIFCC, which has been supporting me, told me to wait a little longer as they have spoken to the film association in Mumbai. But it is not Shankar who is the producer of the film but Gadaji with whom I need to have a discussion about the project.”
Ravichandran who produced ‘Anniyan’ with South superstar Vikram got to know about the remake of his own film, after it was announced on social media. He said, “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.” Shankar and Jayantilal Gada had announced in April 2021 that they will be remaking the film in Hindi with Ranveer Singh playing the lead.