Zanjeer Release In Trouble Because Of Javed Akhtar
More troubles lie ahead for the makers of Zanjeer!
The remake of the 1973 blockbuster that was set to hit the theaters on September 6, is likely to get delayed now.
Apparently, co-writer of the movie Javed Akhtar is in no mood to budge. The writer, who has been embroiled in a long copyright legal battle with the makers of the film has contested the remake as wrongful and said the film cannot go to theaters until the issue is completely resolved.
Says the enraged writer, “How can they announce the release date when the matter is sub judice? Do they think it’s a joke? Don’t they understand the law? Until the matter of the remake rights is sorted out in the court, the film cannot be released.”
Apparently, Akhtar is shocked by the way the makers of the Zanjeer remake are going about promoting their film without paying any heed to the law.
“It’s almost as if they believe the legal matter would vanish by magic and it will be in the theatres on the day they’ve announced. Either they don’t understand the law or think I’m going to back down. There is no way they can get away with this. I am taking my fight against this unauthorized remake as far as it goes,” he proclaims, while his creative partner Salim Khan who co-wrote the original Zanjeer, is also fighting a legal battle against the same.
Producer Puneet Mehra and director Apoorva Lakhia were unavailable for comment.
AW: Suchorita Dutta