Couldn't not show Pran the 'Zanjeer' remake: Amit Mehra

Mumbai, Jul 12 (IANS) Producer Prakash Mehra's son Amit Mehra who is remaking his father's hit film "Zanjeer" Friday said he was shocked to hear about veteran actor Pran's death and upset that now he will not be able to show him the remake's final cut.

"This is a very sad news I was very fond of him. I went to meet him before casting soneone for the role played by him in 'Zanjeer'. He was very happy that Sanjay Dutt did the role. I had promised him to show the film but unfortunately I couldn't," Mehra told IANS.

He said he was planning to feature a guest appearance by Pran in the remake but could not do due to his health.

"I wanted him to come on sets for a small shot but his health was not permitting. He was not keeping well so we couldn't do that."

Pran, 93, died away at Mumbai's Leelavati Hospital Friday night.

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