Big B says Zanjeer remake is a compliment

Big B says Zanjeer remake is a complimentNew Delhi Legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan says the fact that his 1973 blockbuster Zanjeer is being made again is a compliment in itself. The new Zanjeer, which features South superstar Chiranjeevis son Ram Charan and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles, is being directed by Apoorva Lakhia. The 69-year-old actor met Charan and Lakhia while he was shooting for an ad at Film City. "While on set I learnt that Zanzeer the II was being shot on an adjoining floor and that Charan the hero and its maker Apoorva Lakhia wanted to visit me, Bachchan wrote on his blog. "Charan is a very successful star in his own right in Telugu cinema, he is the son of superstar Chiranjeevi, a dear friend. I met them and wished them well. The producer is Prakash Mehra's son Amit... The rights belong to Mehra and they have the right to make or remake what they like. I cannot have a say in it. "I worked as an artist in the film and got my remuneration for it. Over! Seeking my opinion would be incorrect. For this I can only give my very best wishes. I do hope they will make a successful film. It is a compliment to the film being remade it was worthy of remaking when you had a hand in making the original. How many films do carry the benefit of a remake, is what needs to be appreciated also," he added.