(This article is authored by Alar)
Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh is all set to join hands with Shankar for the adaptation of the historical novel 'Velpari'. According to intriguing rumors, the adaptation is being made by the master storyteller Shankar and will be released in three parts.
The films on Shankar's schedule, like "Indian 2" starring Kamal Haasan and "RC50" starring Ram Charan, are already garnering intrigue among the audience. Su Venkatesan, who has won a Sahitya Akademi Award, wrote Velpari, which is one of his best works. The Tamil king Velpari was renowned for being a fierce opponent of the three powerful clans, the Cholas, Cheras, and Pandyas.
The book gained a lot of popularity, which eventually made many well-known directors aspire to adapt it into a movie. Several reports suggest that Bollywood star Ranveer Singh may have been involved. Rumor has it that the Padmavat actor will have a significant role in the epic feature. Because of his legendary showings in Bajirao Mastani and Padmavati, Ranveer Singh's casting is nothing less than grand and thrilling.
It is pertinent to note that the pair previously declared their intention to collaborate on the remake of the popular Tamil-language film "Anniyan," which was released in 2005. According to rumors, the remake has been put on hold because of disagreements with producer V. Ravichandran. Now, it appears that the time has come for the duo to collaborate in Velpari.
The movie Velpari, which will be released in most of India's major languages, reportedly had the highest budget ever. The first part of the movie's production is anticipated to start next year in 2023, with a budget of over 1000 crore. The novel itself was created over a six-year period. According to Bollywood media, this period drama would be as grand as possible because the prestigious filmmaker Shankar is known for creating enormous and expensive films. This book will reportedly be adapted into a three-part movie series, according to sources.