1973’s chartbuster Zanjeer will be remade and hopefully star many a fans’ all-time favourite actress Priyanka Chopra. The film back then was directed and produced by Prakash Mehra, but this time it will be directed by Apoorva Lakhia and co-produced by Amit Mehra (Prakash Mehra’s son) and Reliance Entertainment. Now, it hasn’t been given the final nod but it’s been said that Priyanka “is very excited about this offer and is fast working out her dates for it.”
A friend says, “Priyanka has seen Prakash Mehra’s Zanjeer several times”. If she agrees she’ll be taking on Jaya Bachchan’s role, only this time playing an NRI café owner instead of a street performer like the original. If everything goes well and Priyanka does give the okay it’ll be the third remake movie of Amitabh Bachchan’s movies she’s done with first and second being Don and Agneepath. A hat trick of Remakes.
Rumour has it Priyanka is being offered a whopping Rs 11 crore. If that is in fact true then she will be the new highest paid actress going round B-town.
The film is to go ahead on April 13th 2012 at Film City so we should know Priyanka’s final decision very soon.