Mumbai, March 21: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has been offered Rs 11 crore to do street smart Jaya Bachchan's role in the remake of 1973 blockbuster Zanjeer, says a Mumbai Mirror report.
The remake will be directed by Apoorva Lakhia.The Zanjeer remark is set against an oil mafia backdrop.
The film co-produced by Prakash Mehra’s son Amit Mehra and Reliance Entertainment will go on floors on April 13 at Film City.
The report said, Priyanka, who met the creators of the remake a few days ago, is up for the challenge and will mostly give her nod of approval soon.She will play a NRI cafe owner, who is spunky and bold.
A friend of the actress said, “It’s a big coincidence that she has been asked for three Amitabh Bachchan remakes Don, Agneepath and now this.”
The friend added, “Priyanka has seen Prakash Mehra’s Zanjeer several times. She is very excited about this offer and is fast working out her dates for it.”While Priyanka remained unavailable for comment, her spokesperson confirmed the news, “Priyanka has been approached for the film,” adding, “But she is still to take a final decision.”