South actor Ram Charan Teja, who will be making his Bollywood debut with Apoorva Lakhia’s film Zanjeer, claims that it was his dad Chiranjeevi, who convinced him to take up the venture. Teja disclosed that he wasn’t sure about whether he should take up the character, as the movie was a remake of a hit featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Teja was worried about stepping into the stalwart’s shoes.
However, when Chiranjeevi got to learn about his son’s reluctance, he reportedly told him that a movie should be turned down only if the script is bad and not because one is scared to try something new. This advised Teja to give his nod for the venture and the rest, as they say, is history.
Apart from Teja, Zanjeer also actors Priyanka Chopra, Mahie Gill, Atul Kulkarni and Prakash Raj.