Zanjeer remake gets green signal from original writers
Amidst all controversies revolving around the remake of Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Zanjeer', producer Amit Mehra says he has taken the blessings from the film's writers Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. The remake of Bachchan starrer superhit film, 'Zanjeer' has been in the news regarding copyright and royalty issue.
Both the writers of the 1973 original film had expressed displeasure over the remake. But Amit says he has their permission now to re-make the film.
"We have bought the rights of 'Zanjeer' from my father's production company, Prakash Mehra. I have met both (Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar) of them to take their blessings. They are special people," Amit told PTI.
His father Prakash Mehra had produced and directed the original 'Zanjeer'. The action thriller's screenplay and dialogues were co-written by Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan. "This is my first film and I wanted to make 'Zanjeer' as it was a superhit film... also I am emotionally connected with it," he said.
The writers has reportedly asked for a substantial sum of money if Amit wanted to re-translate the 'Zanjeer' script on celluloid. When asked about the same, Amit said, "I don't know all this. I am meeting them again, hopefully everything would be fine. But the remake of 'Zanjeer' will be made. I did not ask them for anything. Salim uncle gave me his blessings," Amit said.(PTI)