Priyanka bags Jaya Bachchan’s role in ‘Zanjeer’ remake

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If all goes well, Priyanka Chopra will be the leading lady in the modern remake of the 1973 movie Zanjeer.

The original film is directed and produced by Prakash Mehra. Amitabh Bachchan played the lead actor, as a a no-nonsense cop who takes on an underworld don. Jaya Bachchan was the leading lady of the original and she was the cop’s love interest and played a street performer.

The new version will have Prakash Mehra’s son Amit, collaborating with with Reliance Entertainment for the remake. The film’s cast and crew are yet to be finalised, though PC has already been approached to enter Jaya Bachchan’s shoes.

The remake will have Priyanka Chopra play a feisty NRI cafe owner.

Amitabh Bachchan’s role will be take over by South star Ram Charan Teja. Buzz also has it that Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan will be a part of the film, essaying pivotal roles.

The film’s shoot will begin in April. Apoorva Lakhia will direct the remake of Zanjeer.


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