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04-05-2012, 12:33 AM #1
Amitabh Bachchan to do a cameo in 'Zanjeer' remake
It seems that there is remake mania has begun in Bollywood as now the classics have been coming out one after another with remakes with the taste suiting to new generation. Of all actors, Amitabh Bachchan’s movies top the remakes wish list for filmmakers today. However while remaking ‘Don’ or ‘Agneepath’, its makers, say sources, never took the Big B into confidence.
However, Apoorva Lakhia who is currently remaking the classic ‘Zanjeer’, is different. He has not only sought the Bachchans’ consent before starting his project, he even roped Amitabh to do a cameo in this classic remake.
According to the new buzz in the town is that, Apoorva Lakhia, the Zanjeer remake director approached Bachchan to embark on his ambitious project.
It is also heard that even offered the lead to Abhishek before any other actor.Among all actors, Amitabh Bachchan is turned out to be the first choice for remakes wish list for filmmakers today.
However, Apoorva Lakhia who is currently making the classic ‘Zanjeer’ with a new look, even looked out for Abhishek but he declined the film saying he is not ready to put himself in comparison with his father by doing any of his films.Apoorva the ‘Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost’ director said approached Big B to do a cameo in his film.
The new male lead role of ‘Zanjeer’ is Telugu star Ram Charan Teja who is utterly upbeat to bag the project. Close to Lakhia reveals that he has penned a sequences where the new and old Vijay come together.
The original ‘Zanjeer’ was released in the early ‘70s and starred Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Pran. It was an iconic role which catapulted Amitabh into the top league.