MUMBAI: The remake of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Zanjeer has recently been in the news regarding the issues of copyright and royalty. Both the writers of the 1973 original film Salim and Javed had expressed displeasure over the remake; they had also demanded a loyalty for the remake.
But not anymore. It is said that producer Amit Mehra has secured the blessings from the film‘s writers and has their permission to re-make the film now. Said Mehra, "We have bought the rights of Zanjeer from my father‘s production company, Prakash Mehra Films. I have met both (Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar) of them to take their blessings. "
Meanwhile, the maker has gone ahead and formalised the cast of the new Zanjeer. Telugu actor Ram Charan, son of Chiranjeevi, has been finalised to essay the role of inspector Vijay Khanna, while Priyanka Chopra is being considered to reprise the role of Jaya Bachchan. The film also stars Arjun Rampal, Prakash Raj and Mahie Gill in pivotal roles.
It is said that Amitabh Bachchan may do a cameo in the remake. The remake version of the film, to be directed by Apoorva Lakhia, would go on floors this month.