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Velpari film: Not Suriya! but this Bollywood hero to join hands with Shankar

Monday, November 7, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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A few months ago it was rumoured that Shankar and Suriya are set to team up for an epic film based on the famous Velpari novel, penned by Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer Su Venkatesan. But the recent update about this movie says otherwise.

Looks like the ace director is planning to do a three-part movie with Bollywood handsome hunk Ranveer Singh. “Shankar wants to make the biggest pan-Indian film by bringing one of the biggest superstars of our generation, superstar Ranveer Singh, to helm this ambitious project - a grand cinematic adaptation of the iconic Tamil epic Velpari. The novel has everything to offer – from a larger-than-life hero to incredible life lessons, to a heart-touching love story and magnificent visual-effect sequences whose scale will set the next benchmark of action spectacles in India. It is the wholesome nature of this novel that has got Shankar and Ranveer to come together for this collaboration,” the source added.

The film will be made as a 3-part epic in multiple Indian languages on a humongous budget. “The story is so vast and complex that all the aspects can’t be covered in one film. Shankar has devised a screenplay that lends itself to a three-part film. He intends to start shooting for the first part in the middle of 2023. This would be the biggest film of Shankar and Ranveer’s filmography to date” the source informed.

Earlier in 2021, Ranveer was slated to do the remake of Anniyan with Shankar. For the unversed, the Velpari novel is considered to be iconic cult literature, just like Ponniyin Selvan, which recently got a cinematic adaptation from Mani Ratnam.

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