Will Ranveer Singh replace Akshay Kumar in Singh is Kinng sequel?

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Singh Is Kinng's sequel will be titled Sher Singh and the makers are keen to rope in Ranveer instead of Akshay Kumar.

Ranveer Singh is currently awaiting the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-awaited film Padmavati.

Mumbai: Ranveer Singh is on every filmmaker and producer’s wishlist. Reportedly, a new sequel to Akshay Kumar starrer Singh is Kinng (2008) is in the making, under the new production house. Producer Shailendra Singh, who has now acquired the rights to this name after much difficulty told mid-day: "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."

 About the upcoming film, Shailendra Singh said, "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.”

Shailendra Singh also mentioned that Ranveer can be an excellent sardar. He told, "Ranveer has all the characteristics needed to play a sardar, just like Akshay (Singh Is Kinng) and Ajay Devgn (Son Of Sardaar ) 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."

Sharing his excitement about the protagonist in the film Shailendra Singh added, "I will tell you one thing - Sher Singh ordinary hai, lekin kaam extraordinary karta hai,"

Singh is Kinng was a 2008 comedy drama, directed by Anees Bazmee, which starred Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles. It went to become the huge success that year. The sequel Singh is Bliing (2015), starred again Akshay Kumar alongside Amy Jackson and was helmed by Prabhu Deva.

Ranveer Singh is currently gearing for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati and has started prepping up for Kapil Dev’s biopic ’83.