Teja as Vijay!

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By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, Feb. 27 -- Hello my chocolate coated toffees! How goes your Monday morning? I hate starting the week, if you ask me. After attending hazaar high profile parties over the weekend, I barely get 12 hours to just laze around in my gulabi satin sheets and recuperate, but before you know it, this dastardly Monday returns.

Anyway, my loyal jasoos Sher Lock Holmes has just called and distracted me with some piece of news. Thank God for gossip!

The latest rumour doing the rounds in B-town is that the makers of the Zanjeer remake have finally zeroed in on an actor to play the role that made Amitabh Bachchan 'the angry young man' back in the day.

South superstar Ram Charan Teja is apparently the man for the job, informs my spy. Arre wah... so Chiranjeevi's son will be donning the police ki wardi to play the role of the gusse se bhara Inspector Vijay Khanna? Hmm... not sure whether I can picture that just yet, but let's give it a shot, I tell Sher Lock.

At the rate at which this casting process is moving, with buzz about Deepika Padukone being roped in for the female lead role and Sanjay Dutt to essay the part of Sher Khan, which was earlier played by yesteryear villain Pran, looks like we won't be hearing any confirmations any time soon. Getting the time of too many A-list actors spoils the film schedule, is one lesson I would impart!