Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra says while there was no one to support her when she entered Bollywood, she will help her cousins make a mark in the film industry.
In the remake, Priyanka will be seen stepping in the shoes of Jaya Bachchan. But, her role is different."My character has changed completely, only the name is same - Mala. In the film I come from New York, she is an NRI. She is a big fan of Bollywood films and feels by watching Hindi films she knows everyone in India. She comes to India to attend a wedding and happens to witness a murder and that is how Vijay (Ram Charan) comes in her life," she said.The film had been embroiled in controversy after scriptwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar filed a suit in Bombay High Court claiming they had copyrights over the script, story and dialogues of the 1973 blockbuster `Zanjeer`.They demanded Rs six crore as monetary compensation from the kin of Prakash Mehra (who made the original movie) for remaking the film. The High Court yesterday refused to stay the release of the film."It has been a difficult journey for `Zanjeer` remake. We are grateful that we had Mr Amitabh Bachchan`s blessings. It feels good. But it is upsetting and unfortunate when unnecessary controversies come up," Priyanka said, adding that the producers would be the right people to talk more about it.The remake is directed by Apoorva Lakhia and will see Ram Charan playing the role of Big B. Sanjay Dutt plays the role of Sher Khan, earlier essayed by Pran. The film, also starring Prakash Raj and Mahie Gill, releases on September 6. PTI
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