A promotional song for Zanjeer is confirmed by producer Amit Mehra who is the son of late Prakash Mehra who directed the original Zanjeer back in 1973, says it “will be shot in January 2013..and they are not mixing any songs from the original version”.
The film is being remade in Hindi and Telugu and stars Priyanka Chopra and Ram Charan Teja, and is directed by Apoorva Lakhia. Ram Charan will be playing the part of Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra will be playing Jaya Bachchan’s role from the original film.
Although there were claims of Sanjay Dutt walking out of the film Amit explained that “he had dates problem but now it’s sorted and he is playing Sher Khan in the Hindi version and Sonu Sood will also be playing Sher Khan in the Telugu version”.
The film is underway and is headed towards Hyderabad for the next shoot mid-November and then back to Mumbai in December. As of now two projects are being handled hence “it’s too early to talk about the release date but it should be somewhere in the early 2013” Amit enlightens us.