Priyanka Chopra admits that she had no idea of her Zanjeer co-star Ram Charan Teja’s popularity in the South before she visited Hyderabad. Priyanka will be sharing screen space with the actor in the remake of 1973 Zanjeer and was actually very ‘surprised’ to see Ram’s fan following while they were shooting for the film.
“I didn’t know Ram much before Zanjeer. I was not aware of his popularity until we visited Hyderabad for the film’s shoot. His around 300 fans always used to follow us wherever we would shoot in the city. He is a superstar and has got loyal fans,” said Priyanka, who was in the Capital to promote the film.
Apart from the Hindi version of the movie, the movie has also been shot in Telugu and both the versions will release on September 6.
Priyanka, Ram Charan and Apoorva Lakhia were almost two-hours late for the press conference with the media threatening to walk out. The actors lated apologized obviously blaming the delay on ‘mis-communication’.
“We sincerely apologise for the delay. It’s all due to a big communication gap in terms of time. We were told some other time. We promise to make up,” Priyanka said.
Zanjeer would be Priyanka’s first release after last year’s hit Barfi!.
“I don’t think about gap. I was shooting in these months for my back-to-back films. I have Krrish 3 and Gunday lined up for releases,” she said.
Priyanka also feels that Amitabh Bachchan’s Zanjeer cannot be remade completely because the movie is an inspiration for all! And similarly even they have taken an inspiration from the previous film instead of just remaking it again.
“Our Zanjeer is the re-imagined version of the previous film. One cannot remake the original film. We just took an inspiration from the previous film,” she said.
Besides promoting the film, Priyanka is shooting for Mary Kom biopic, where she will be seen playing an athlete.