Earlier, Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, who are the original writers of the 1973 Zanjeer, had expressed displeasure over the remake. But the producer of the movie, Amit Mehra says that he has their permission now to remake the film.
"We have bought the rights of Zanjeer from my father's production company, Prakash Mehra. I have met both of them (Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar) to take their blessings. They are special people," Amit told PTI.
His father Prakash Mehra had produced and directed the original Zanjeer. The action thriller's screenplay and dialogues were co-written by Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan.
"This is my first film and I wanted to make Zanjeer as it was a superhit film... also I am emotionally connected with it," Amit said.
The writers have reportedly asked for a substantial sum of money if Amit wanted to re-translate the Zanjeer script on celluloid. When asked about the same, Amit said, "I don't know all this. I am meeting them again, hopefully everything would be fine. But the remake of Zanjeer will be made. I did not ask them for anything. Salim uncle gave me his blessings." Amit added.
Telugu actor Ram Charan, son of Chiranjeevi, has been finalised to step into Big B's role, while Priyanka Chopra will play the role of Jaya Bachchan in the remake.