Amitabh Bachchan wrote, "It is a compliment to the film being remade it was worthy of remaking when you had a hand in making the original. How many films do carry the benefit of a remake, is what needs to be appreciated also(sic).”
Amitabh Bachchan says that he has no opinion on the remake of the film, “I worked as an artist in the film and got my remuneration for it. Over! Seeking my opinion would be incorrect.. For this I can only give my very best wishes. I do hope they will make a successful film."
Big B also wrote on his blog about his latest meeting with Ram Charan, who is the son of south superstar Chiranjeevi, "While on set I learnt that 'Zanzeer' the II was being shot on an adjoining floor and that Charan the hero and its maker Apoorva Lakhia wanted to visit me. Charan is a very successful star in his own right in Telugu cinema, he is the son of superstar Chiranjeevi, a dear friend. I met them and wished them well. The producer is Prakash Mehra's son Amit... The rights belong to Mehra and they have the right to make or remake what they like. I cannot have a say in it (sic)."
In the original Zanjeer, Amitabh Bachchan was starred opposite wife Jaya Bachchan along with Pran, Ajit and Bindu.