Zanjeer was the biggest turning point in Amitabh Bachchan film career. Police officer Vijay has been one of the most iconic performances given by the legendary actor. When his character was being remade, many people thought he would be a part of the remake too but to many people dismay, he is not a part of the new Zanjeer.
Recently director Apoorva Lakhia confirmed saying, “Although it would be an honour for any filmmaker to have India’s most iconic actor in his film, Amitji won’t be playing a role in Zanjeer. That would put an extra pressure on Ramcharan Teja, who plays the angry cop that Amitji had played in the original Zanjeer.”
“The original Zanjeer was a turning point in not just Amitji’s life and career, but several others. I’d have loved to have him in Zanjeer. And he’d have somehow accommodated my ardent wish. However, it’d be unfair to put Amitji in an uncomfortable situation by asking him to do this for me.“Director added.
After hearing this Amitabh Bachchan tweeted saying that he is already flattered that his movie is being remade.
The new Zanjeer has RamCharan Tej and Priyanka Chopra playing the lead roles. Earlier it was played by Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan.