Ranveer to seek Akshay’s blessing to enter ‘Singh is Kinng’ franchise


Ranveer Singh is all set take over the ‘Singh Is Kinng’ (2008) brand from Akshay Kumar. Although the franchise is now known as ‘Sher Singh,’ as producer Vipul Shah has refused to part with the original title.

After the 2008 hit, producer Shah had a huge fall-out with director Anees Bazmi. The original star, Akshay Kumar, tried to bring Shah and Bazmi back together but to success. And although Kumar is no longer associated with the franchise, he did try to get his former friend and business associate Shah to part with the ‘Singh Is Kinng’ title for a sequel, but failed there as well, reports SKJ. The semi-sequel that Prabhudheva directed for Kumar was slyly titled ‘Singh Is Bling’ (2015).

With all this baggage behind the troubled franchise it is no surprise that Singh has decided to do the sequel for producer Shailendra Singh, but only after Kumar provides his approval. Says a source close to the development, “Ranveer likes the idea of Sher Singh.  But for him to actually do it he first needs to get an all-ok thumbs-up from Akshay.”

Bazmi who directed ‘Singh Is Kinng’ nine years ago wishes the new film all the best. “Singh Is Kinng was a cult film which enthralled audiences to the core, not only because of its brilliant script but also the fantastic portrayal of HAPPY SINGH by Akshay Kumar.  Audiences would have lot of expectations from the sequel. I am sure the team would leave no stone unturned to match or surpass the benchmark. I wish them success. I sincerely think Akshay playing Singh’s character would do justice. But Ranveer Singh is a fine performer. He has to do go deep in doing Happy Singh’s character. Anyways… my blessings. May the audience accept Ranveer as wholeheartedly as they accepted Akshay.”

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