Sher Singh: Will Ranveer Singh star in sequel of Akshay Kumar's Singh is Kinng?

FP Staff

Oct,21 2017 14:14 33 IST

When Vipul Shah's Singh is Kinng was released in the year 2008, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif were the reasons why it performed well at the box office. The songs, the comedy, the drama — everything struck a chord with the audience and the film was declared a major super-hit. Recently, there were speculations that Ranveer Singh might star in the sequel of the film. Now, it has been revealed that the new film's title is Sher Singh, reports Mid-day.

The producer of the film, Shailendra Singh, confirmed the news. "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 said.

Akshay Kumar in the 2008 film Singh is Kinng (left); Ranveer Singh (right). Images via Facebook

Akshay Kumar in the 2008 film Singh is Kinng (left); Ranveer Singh (right). Images via Facebook

Talking about the film, he adds, "Bollywood doesn't have an iconic superhero. Sher Singh will be that character. He does not have super powers, but will be an extraordinary human being."

Speaking about casting Ranveer Singh as the lead actor, the producer said that the Ramleela actor was his first choice as he has "all the characteristics needed to play a sardar". Shailendra Singh has reportedly narrated the film's story, in brief, to Ranveer about a month-and-a-half ago. He is going to submit a 10-page long script to Ranveer Singh this week, adds the Mid-day report.

No official confirmations about the film's cast or release date have been made so far.