Ranveer Singh and S Shankar will soon be collaborating for their upcoming pan-India project. According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, the upcoming project is said to be based on the cinematic adaptation of the iconic Tamil epic Novel ‘Velpari’, which is considered to be an important part of Tamil Literature.
A source close to the development told the news portal, “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 source added, “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.”
While stating that it will be a 3-part epic in multiple Indian languages, the source informed, “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 from the middle of 2023. This would be the biggest film of Shankar and Ranveer’s filmography to date.”