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Sorry, no Amitabh ‘Vijay’ Bachchan in Zanjeer remake!

 IANS |  2013-03-27 01:12:07.0  |  Mumbai

Sorry, no Amitabh ‘Vijay’ Bachchan in Zanjeer remake!

Contrary to reports, Amitabh Bachchan, who played the iconic cop Vijay in Prakash Mehra's Zanjeer in 1973, won't be making an appearance in the remake.When contacted, director Apoorva Lakhia said: ‘Although it would be an honour for any filmmaker to have India's most iconic actor in his film, Amitji won't be playing a role in Zanjeer. That would put an extra pressure on Ramcharan Teja who plays the angry cop that Amitji had played in the original.’

Lakhia fondly recalls an incident from Shootout At Lokhandwala, the last film in which he had directed Big B and Sanjay Dutt. ‘In the dialogue, Mr. Dutt had to say a Hindi cussword c****ya to Amitji. Mr. Dutt refused, but Amitji insisted.

However, when it was time to say the dialogue, Mr. Dutt just couldn't utter the word in front of Amitji although Amitji kept encouraging him. Finally, we had to change the word.’

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