Salman Khan gives green signal for Zanjeer
Although his father Salim Khan has got a few objections, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is in favour of the remake of 1973 superhit ‘Zanjeer’, the film which established Amitabh Bachchan as the ‘angry young man’ of the Hindi cinema.
“I feel 100 percent – a remake of Zanjeer should be made. It was a super hit film,” said Salman, while speaking to the mediapersons. Salman’s father was the scriptwriter of Amitabh starrer Zanjeer. Salim Khan strongly feels that the cult status and the storyline of the original should be retained.
When asked about the reservations his father has got over the proposed remake Zanjeer, Salman replied,”Even ‘Don’ (Salim Khan was also the scriptwriter of Amitabh starrer Don) was remade (Shahrukh’s Don) and a sequel (Shahrukh’s Don 2) had also come out. My father has never objected. Don has been made twice.”
Till date, the makers of Zanjeer feared that Salman’s father may approach the court to stall the shooting of Zanjeer remake. But now with Salman’s clarification, they breathed a sigh of relief and a major hurdle for the Ram Charan’s Bollywood debut has been sorted out.
Shooting on Zanjeer will begin this month itself with 70 crores budget.
Sanjay Dutt will be playing main villain and Sonu Sood will play hero’s friend Sher Khan role.