With producer Shailendra Singh picking up the rights to the sequel of ‘Singh Is Kinng’ (2008), it seems Akshay Kumar will no longer be a part of the franchise.

After being replaced with Arjun Kapoor in the ‘Namastey London’ franchise – ‘Namastey Canada’, Singh is reportedly keen to sign up Ranveer Singh for ‘Sher Singh’.

Talking to Mid-Day, Shailendra said, “While we had initially wanted the title Singh Is Kinng, Vipul Shah refused to part with it. I have been asking him to return it to me for the last five years. Then, I decided to pick another name, because, the name Singh Is Bliing had also been explored. So, a similar sounding title would cause confusion.”

He added, “Ranveer has all the characteristics needed to play a sardar, just like Akshay and Ajay Devgn do. I narrated the story to him in one line about a month-and-a-half ago, and discussed his look too. He expressed interest in the project and asked me for a 10-page script, which I will send him this week.”

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