Hyderabad: Director Apoorva Lakhia has revealed that the shooting of his upcoming bilingual movie Zanjeer starring Ram Charan Teja and Priyanka Chopra in leads, came to standstill, when Telugu Megastar Chiranjeevi visited its sets recently in the city. Chiru's fans created a havoc as they queued up to take his autographs and pictures.
Zanjeer is a remake of a 1973 Hindi film with the same name starring Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan in leads. Now, this blockbuster movie is being remade simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu. The film unit recently wrapped up its shooting schedule in the city. Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi took some time from his busy schedule and made a surprise visit on the Zanjeer set.
Chiranjeevi was there to see his son Ram Charan in action and the whole film unit seemed to be happy with his visit. The happiest man in the team was Apoorva Lakhia, who could not stop gushing about Chiru. The director said that thousands of Chiranjeevi fans, who wanted to take his autographs and pictures, gathered on the sets, bringing the shooting process to a standstill. He added that he had never witnessed such a scene before.
However, Zanjeer is produced by Amit Mehra, the son of Prakash Mehra, who produced the original. The producer also seemed to be elated by the visit of Chiranjeevi, who spent a few hours on the sets. Talking about it, Amit said when Chiranjeevi sir came on the sets, he felt like his dad was there.