Javed Akhtar Hires Legal Team For Action Against 'Zanjeer' Remake?
By MovieTalkies.com, 18 April 2012
A day after Amit Mehra told mediapersons that writer duo Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar have given their blessings for the remake of 1973 blockbuster Zanjeer, it seems that Javed Akhtar is gearing up for a legal battle against the project!
Confirming the news, Javed Akhtar was quoted to have said, "We have hired a legal team to deal with the copy right issues of Zanjeer. Amit Mehra had come to me and Salim for the permission to remake the blockbuster. We suggested sitting across the table and sorting out the matter professionally but Amit kept on vascillating and later went to the media claiming that he has got the clearance from us and that he is going to start shooting soon. So we had no choice but to take legal action for royalty of the copyright."
The remake of Zanjeer, which has already gone on floors, stars Ram Charan Teja as the protagonist Vijay Khanna while Priyanka Chopra plays the female lead and Prakash Raj plays the antagonist Teja.