Ram Charan Teja, who is foraying into Bollywood with Zanjeer, does not have any expectations from the movie Zanjeer, the remake of Amitabh Bachchan's 1973 superhit film. The 28-year-old Tollywood star, who was apprehensive to step into the shoes of B-Town megastar, hopes to get 10 per cent of what Bachchan had got from the original film.
In an interview to PTI, Ram Charan Teja said, "I don't expect too much. It was intimidating, to get into role of Big B for this film. There was a bit of pressure and it was difficult to handle. In a way when you take up a film like this, certain amount of pressure should be there as it makes you more serious, disciplined and responsible. It worked to my advantage," Ram said.
Amitabh's role as Vijay Khanna, an aggressive cop, acquired cult status and established him as the angry young man of Bollywood, giving him his first Blockbuster. The Telugu actor also happened to meet the 70-year-old superstar on the first day of his shoot for the film, helmed by Apoorva Lakhia.
Ram Charan said, "It was a coincidence that I happened to meet him (Bachchan) on the first day. As we were shooting in the same location. I was quite scared as I was playing his character. I had no clue how he would react, but he was calm and cool." He added, "Those blessings gave us energy to perform better. I did not ask for any suggestions or ideas. I wish he could have given some, but he is not that kind of a person sharing his knowledge. He wished good luck"
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