This is one film that�۪s been in the news since it was launched. Firstly, there was speculation as to which actress would be reprising Jaya Bachchan�۪s role in the remake of the 1973 classic ‘Zanjeer’. Once Priyanka Chopra was confirmed, there was news of the hefty amount she�۪d been paid as reported by us a few days ago.
Now the news trickling in is that that the male lead, Ram Charan, son of South superstar Chiranjeevi, has in fact been paid a much larger sum than Priyanka, and that the figure of Rs 9 crore paid to her as reported earlier was grossly exaggerated. Word has it that the amount is actually closer to Rs 5 crore.
“It is ridiculous to even suggest that PC will get a price higher than that of Charan’s. Charan is getting Rs 10 crore in Andhra Pradesh and has been signed on for Rs 12 crore now for his Bollywood debut. Whoever is responsible for these stories should do some serious re-thinking,� said a source in an interview to the Times of India.
The remake of ��Zanjeer�۪ is set to roll soon and is directed by Apoorva Lakhia. It also stars Arjun Rampal, Prakash Raj and Mahi Gill in pivotal roles.