Celebs at the launch of 'Toofan'
Telugu superstar-turned-politician Chiranjeevi on Monday said he was proud of his actor son Ram Charan Teja for doing the bilingual re-make of the 1973 Hindi classic 'Zanjeer'.
The Union Tourism Minister said his son's achievement has enhanced his pride as a father. He was speaking at a function organised to release the promos of 'Toofan', the Telugu version of 'Zanjeer'.
Ram Charan and Priyanka Chopra are playing the lead roles in both the versions. Sanjay Dutt will be seen as Sher Khan in the Hindi version, while Srihari is donning the same role for 'Toofan'.
Ram Charan, Priyanka, Srihari, director Apoorva Lakhia, producer Amit Mehra and others attended the function.
Chiranjeevi recalled that it was after 13 years in Telugu cinema that he got a Hindi film 'Pratibandh', in which he played an angry police officer, while his son Ram Charan got this opportunity very early in his career.
"It took me 13 years to do a Hindi film, but Charan has achieved the feat so soon. I'm so proud that he has done a Hindi film so early in his career," said Chiranjeevi.
The superstar is confident that the bilingual film would prove a big hit as it has all the ingredients of a good commercial movie.
"I saw some clippings of 'Toofan'. The acting, body language, actions and expressions are fantastic. The film will rock," said Chiranjeevi.
He was happy that Ram Charan is playing the role of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan in both the versions.
Ram Charan said it was a challenge.
The young actor, who began his career in Telugu films six years ago, said he was initially reluctant.
"But when I heard the story, which has emotions and everything else, I was impressed. Later everything fell in place," he said.
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