Item songs have almost become a staple in Bollywood films, and Amit Mehra who is producing the remake of 1973 film “Zanjeer” too plans to cash in on the trend by including two item numbers, of which one will be featured on actress Mahie Gill.
“We will definitely have item numbers in the film. In fact, we have decided to go with two item numbers,” Mehra said.
“The songs are a part of the script and they will be situational. One item song will be featured on Mahie and for the other, we are yet to decide whom to cast,” he added.
Mahie will also essay Bindu’s iconic ‘Mona Darling’ in the “Zanjeer” remake, to be directed by Apoorva Lakhia. The film will feature southern superstar Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Teja and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra in the lead.
Mehra is extremely confident about Teja’s acting skills, and feels he will do justice to the role.
“When I saw his films, I decided to cast him. He is the best guy to launch. He is fluent with Hindi as well. I am sure he will justify the role,” said Mehra, son of late filmmaker Prakash Mehra.
Priyanka will join the crew of his movie by May end.
“Priyanka is busy with her other commitments. She is confirmed for the film and will join the crew by May end. Presently we are shooting the scenes with the actors,” said Mehra.
However, music being a crucial part of movies, Mehra is yet to decided who to trust with the musical score for the film.
“Music is certainly a crucial part of the film. But we are yet to decide who will compose the music for ‘Zanjeer’ remake. We still have some time to go to think about that,” he added.
The shooting of the “Zanjeer” remake began April 13 at Mumbai’s Film city. It is expected to release by May 2013.
“We will finish the entire film by this December and we plan to release the film by May 2013,” said Mehra.