Priyanka Chopra became the highest paid actress in the Tinsel Town with her signing the remake of ‘Zanjeer’. According to sources in the industry she has been paid a whopping Rs 9 crore for the movie which is way above what her nearest rivals like Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif get for a movie.
Remuneration wise Kareena used to be the highest paid actress before ‘Zanjeer’ happened. Kareena was paid Rs 7 crore for Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Heroine’ and also certain amount profit share.
Priyanka was recently going through a bad phase when reports of differences with certain top actor’s and their wives cropped up in the media. After tasting success in Ágneepath’ earlier this year she was hoping to get a big push in the industry and it seems that ‘Zanjeer’ could be her next big moment in the industry.
‘Zanjeer’ is a 1973 classic which had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Pran in leading roles. Piggy Chops is playing the role played by Jaya Bhaduri. Sources close to the producer claim that her 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 superstar Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Teja will be stepping into the Amitabh Bachchan’s role.