MUMBAI: Zanjeer scriptwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar are demanding royalty for their script from producer Amit Mehra, late Prakash Mehra‘s son, who has expressed intent to remake the blockbuster.
Last week, Mehra first met Khan followed by Akhtar. The writers told the producer that they would need a substantial sum of money if Mehra wanted to re-translate the Zanjeer script on celluloid.
"Yes, I met both of them at their respective homes. I am taking their blessings," Mehra said.
When probed about the royalty the writers are demanding, he did not deny, adding, "I am meeting them again soon."
Indiantelevision.com had earlier reported that the two scriptwriters were miffed
with Mehra for not taking them into confidence about his Zanjeer remake.
Meanwhile, in a departure from the regular norm, director Apoorva Lakhia
has sought the consent of the Bachchans before embarking on his project. He
even went to the extent of offering Abhishek Bachchan the lead role, but he is said to have declined.
With junior Bachchan refusing to play the role, Lakhia promptly approached Amitabh Bachchan to play a cameo in the film to which he agreed.