The remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s 1973 cult classic ‘Zanjeer’ has landed in trouble yet again.
Salim Khan, who wrote the dialogues and screenplay of original ‘Zanjeer’, has demanded Rs six Crore as compensation since the makers did not take his permission before going ahead with the movie.
“I have demanded Rs six Crore as compensation, since as writers of the film we had the rights over the script. They are using our script and did not negotiate or felt like talking to us before going ahead with the making of the film," Salim Khan told PTI.
Previously both Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, who co-wrote the movie with Salim Khan, had objected to the remake. But after the makers approached them, they apparently gave their blessings to the project.
“We had given blessings to make the film but not the permission," he said.
Salim Khan has demanded Rs three Crore for Hindi release and Rs three Crore for the Telugu version.
"Even before they started shooting for the film, we were in talks with the makers but they did not bother to enter into any dialogue," Khan said.
“It is not an emotional matter...that someone wants to make his father's film again. We are not against anyone for remaking the film...we just want them to take permission from us. We had given the rights for the remake version of ‘Don’," Khan concluded.
The movie is directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Amit Mehra, son of Prakash Mehra, who directed and produced the original ‘Zanjeer’.
The movie stars South superstar Ram Charan Teja as Vijay, the role which was played by Amitabh Bachchan in the original. Priyanka Chopra will play Mala, originally played by Jaya Bachchan. The role of Sher Khan will be essayed by Sanjay Dutt in Hindi version and Sonu Sood in Telugu. The movie also features South superstar Prakash Raj and Mahi Gill in pivotal roles.
The movie is all set to release this year.