Initially, it was reported that Sanjay Dutt has been approached to play the character of Sher Khan, played by Pran, in the Zanjeer remake by Apoorva Lakhia. This was followed by news that Sonu Sood and not Dutt has been finalised for the role. However, the plot seems to thicken again! Sources now claim that RA.One baddie Arjun Rampal has been roped in to play the character of the Pathan gangster!
Confirming the news, Rampal was quoted to have said, "It’s a Zanjeer based in modern times so my look doesn’t necessarily have to be exactly like Pran saab in the original. Apoorva and I have discussed a few ideas on my get-up and will shortly zero down on the final look." Rampal also added that he has seen Zanjeer thrice so far and will be seeing it again before starting to shoot for the remake.
Directed by Apoorva Lakhia of Shootout At Lokhandwala fame, the Zanjeer remake will have Ram Charan Teja playing the role of protagonist Vijay Khanna whereas Priyanka Chopra will play the role originally essayed by Jaya Bachchan and Singham baddie Prakash Raj will play the antagonist Teja.