By Hindustan Times
Amidst the controversies revolving around the remake of Amitabh Bachchan starrer Zanjeer (1973), producer Amit Mehra says he has taken the blessings of the film’s writers — Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar.
The remake, scheduled to star Telugu star Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan opposite Priyanka Chopra, has been in the news regarding copyright and royalty issues. Both writers of the original film had expressed displeasure over the remake.
But Amit says he has sought and been granted their permission now. “We have bought the rights of Zanjeer from my father, Prakash Mehra's, production company. I have met both (Khan and Akhtar) of them to take their blessings. They are special people,” Amit adds.
His father had produced and directed the original ‘angry young man’ flick.
The action thriller’s screenplay and dialogue were co-writt