Nothing seems to be going right for the upcoming Apoorva Lakhia-directed remake, Zanjeer. First, the writers of the original 1973 Amitabh Bachchan-starrer — Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar — demanded remuneration. Their logic is that the present film is based on their story, the rights to which belong to them.
Then, producer Amit Mehra’s brothers — Puneet and Sumeet — demanded a share of the pie. This happened because the original film was produced by Prakash Mehra Productions — which is now owned by all the three brothers.
However, despite all this trouble — including a Supreme Court injunction barring the makers from promoting or releasing the film till the writers’ dues are paid