Amitabh Bachchan in the original 1973 classic Zanjeer

Amitabh Bachchan in the original 1973 classic Zanjeer
Amitabh Bachchan in the original 1973 classic Zanjeer

Despite the rumours, it has been confirmed that Amitabh Bachchan will not be seen in the upcoming remake of ‘Zanjeer’.

Bachchan played one of his most celebrated characters, Inspector Vijay Khanna in the 1973 original, where reports stated that the actor would make an appearance in its remake. However, as One India Entertainment report director Apoorva Lakhia who is responsible for the new version, stating, “Although it would be an honour for any filmmaker to have India’s most iconic actor in his film, Amitji won’t be playing a role in ‘Zanjeer’.”

Talking about his gratitude towards Bachchan and his family for all their support, Lakhia goes onto express, “I’d have given anything to have him in my ‘Zanjeer’. But that was not meant to be. The Bachchans have always supported me in every endeavour.”