Mumbai: Move over Katrina and Kareena, Priyanka Chopra is clearly the Heroine no 1, at least moolah wise. News has it that the former Miss World has been offered a whopping Rs.9 crore for signing the remake of ‘Zanjeer’.
Kareena who was earlier being touted as the most expensive heroine will now be replaced by Priyanka, it seems. Kareena is charging Rs 7 crore for Madhur Bhandarka’s ‘Heroine’ and would also enjoy some amount of the profit share.
Piggy Chops will be starring in the remake of the 1973 classic which had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Pran in leading roles. Sources have revealed that Priyanka’s character will be different from what Jaya Bachchan had played in the original. Priyanka would play a US-returned restaurateur and would not be seen in any songs or item numbers.
Apoorva Lakhia`s ‘Zanjeer’ would have Arjun Rampal essaying actor Pran’s role and southern actor Ram Charan Teja will play Big B’s role.
First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 13:39