‘Aascar’ Ravichandran rose to fame by distributing Jackie Chan’s films, especially in the South. Even before Ravichandran’s face became known to the general public, the logo of his distribution house (a statuette resembling the Oscar statuette) was easily recognizable on any Jackie Chan film screened in the South.
Recently, ‘Aascar’ Ravichandran faced quite a bit of trouble when he was dragged to court over the resemblance of his statuette to the famous Oscar and the name of his production company Oscar Productions too became a bone of contention. Consequently, Ravichandran changed the spelling to Aascar, citing numerological reasons and the logo was modified.
Now, insiders say that Ravichandran is in talks with Jackie Chan to produce a film starring the great comic martial arts hero. A while ago, it was reported in Tollywood circles that ‘Aascar’ Ravichandran was planning to produce a Jackie Chan-Akshay Kumar film on a budget of around Rs. 550 crores.