Priyanka not yet confirmed for 'Zanjeer' remake: Apoorva Lakhia

Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) The leading lady for the remake of 1973 film "Zanjeer" is yet to be finalised, says director Apoorva Lakhia, putting rest to rumours that Priyanka Chopra has already been cast. He also says that he is yet to approach Amitabh Bachchan to play a part in the film.

"Priyanka Chopra is not yet confirmed. We have not yet decided on that. However, we are starting the film's shoot from May 13. The scenes of the lead actor will be shot," Lakhia, who will direct the project, told IANS.

The lead hero in the remake will be essayed by southern superstar Chiranjeevi's son Ram Charan Teja, who will step into the shoes of Amitabh for the remake.

While rumours are rife that Amitabh will be seen in a cameo in the remake, Lakhia says he hasn't approached the megastar yet. However, he will do that soon.

"I have not approached Mr. Bachchan yet. But I will soon approach him. It would be great if he could show his presence in the film," said Lakhia, who has worked with Big B in films like "Shootout At Lokhandwala", "Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost" and "Ek Ajnabee".

He considers it is "duty" to approach Big B for the "Zanjeer" remake, but says it is upto the veteran to agree to the project or not.

"I would approach him for all obvious reasons. Who does not want to cast Mr. Bachchan in their film," said Lakhia.

The original "Zanjeer", also featured Jaya Bhaduri and Pran in key roles. It played a vital role in shaping Amitabh's career by not just catapulting him to fame, but also by giving him the title of "angry young man" at that time.

The remake of "Zanjeer" is being produced by first-timer Amit Mehra.

--

Did you know that you can get stories like this on the Yahoo mail app?
Download it here.

Latest News

  • Hey, that's my cappuccino! Coyote captured outside lower Manhattan cafe

    Police captured a young, female coyote outside a cafe in a residential area of lower Manhattan on Saturday, the latest in a series of coyote sightings in New York City, where an increasing number of the predators are making their home. An emergency operator fielded a 911 call early Saturday morning reporting a coyote sighting at North Cove Marina near Battery Park City, said Detective Annette Markowski, spokeswoman for the New York Police Department. It was placed in a cage and transported …

  • Abercrombie & Fitch to ditch 'sexualized marketing' - Washington Post
    Abercrombie & Fitch to ditch 'sexualized marketing' - Washington Post

    Retail clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch will end by July its "sexualized marketing," after years of blanketing its web sites, store windows and shopping bags with photos of half-naked men, according to the Washington Post. It will also stop using shirtless models or lifeguards at events and store openings for both the Abercrombie & Fitch and the Hollister brands, the newspaper reported late Friday, citing an announcement. Abercrombie & Fitch had come under fire in recent years for its …

  • Now out, Bruce Jenner shines spotlight on transgender inequality
    Now out, Bruce Jenner shines spotlight on transgender inequality

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In coming out as a transgender woman, U.S. Olympic gold medalist and TV reality star Bruce Jenner made clear that while he is keen to help raise awareness about problems faced by the community, he is not self-appointing himself as a spokesman. During a groundbreaking interview on ABC Friday night, Jenner made a case for the transgender community's fight in the United States for equality, a safer society and more acceptance and understanding - in …

  • Hope 'Nach Baliye' clears my doubts about reality shows: Chetan Bhagat

    New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Scripted and staged fights are thought to be synonymous with reality shows. Now, author Chetan Bhagat, who will be judging dance reality TV show "Nach Baliye 7", is on a quest to find out the truth for himself. He hopes his own doubts and perception about reality shows are cleared. "I was skeptical of reality shows, and I informed Ekta (Ekta Kapoor, producer of the TV show) about it. …

  • Modern lyrics not up to the mark: Annu Kapoor

    Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actor Annu Kapoor, who entertains listeners via radio show "Suhaana Safar", says the lyrics of modern day songs are "not upto the mark" and certain songs only contain "rhyming and nothing else". Annu's show on 92.7 BIG FM has gained a lot of popularity in Delhi and Mumbai. …

  • LGBT film fest Kashish to feature 180 films from 44 countries

    Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The sixth edition of the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India's only mainstream Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual (LGBT) film fest, has announced a line-up of around 180 films from 44 countries. The gala will be held between May 27-31 at three venues -- the iconic art deco Liberty Cinema, Alliance Francaise de Bombay and the Max Muller Bhavan here. Considering the sheer number of entries we received and the diversity of experiences each of them …

  • Saif Ali Khan 'excited' to work with Vishal Bhardwaj again

    New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) After playing Ishwar 'Langda' Tyagi in 2006 crime drama film "Omkara", actor Saif Ali Khan is "excited" to return in a Vishal Bhardwaj directorial, in which he will star alongside Shahid Kapoor. The 44-year-old, who was here for a mobile launch, denied speculation that the untitled project is based on William Shakespeare's tragedy "King Lear". The film will mark the first time he will be working with his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan's former beau Shahid. …

  • Filmmaker Abhik Banu supports new novelist Parul Sharma

    Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Abhik Banu, who has earlier written a novel titled "A Dark Rainbow", has now stepped forward to support young writer Parul Sharma's novel "Confess It!!". …

Loading...