Ram Charan as ACP Vijay Khanna
Priyanka Chopra as Mala
Sanjay Dutt as Sher Khan (Hindi Version)
Srihari as Sher Khan (Telugu Version)
Prakash Raj as Teja
Mahie Gill as Mona Darling
Atul Kulkarni as Jaydev (Hindi Version)
Tanikella Bharani as Jaydev (Telugu Version)
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Trailer (Telugu Version)
Zanjeer in USA by BlueSky. The first look and official theatrical trailer of Thoofan (Telugu version) have been launched by Reliance Entertainment on its YouTube Official Channel on 25 March 2013 to rave public response, featuring Ram Charan, Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Raj and Srihari. Ram Charan's Thoofan First Look Trailers and Wallpapers have been released on March 25, 2013
Trailer (Hindi Version)
The First look and theatrical trailer of Zanjeer (Hindi version) was released on 4 July 2013. The dubbing process started from 26 March 2013, where Sanjay Dutt plays the role essayed by Srihari. Sanjay Dutt finishes Zanjeer filming - with only a few days left at his disposal before he returns to jail.
Director Apoorva Lakhia has signed up Tollywood megastar and Central Minister of India Chiranjeevi's son Ram Charan and Priyanka Chopra for the lead roles. Prakash Raj has been roped in to play the character of Teja. There were reports that Sonu Sood and Arjun Rampal were being considered for the role of Sher Khan. It was also reported that Sanjay Dutt was cast for the role. In September 2012, The Times of India reported that both Arjun Rampal and Sanjay Dutt opted out citing date issues and the makers have finalized Sonu Sood for the role. But later Sunjay Dutt was chosen to play the character in the Hindi Version, while Srihari portrayed the same character in the Telugu Version. Bindu's iconic 'Mona Darling' act is now being taken over by Mahi Gill, after talks with actresses Jacqueline Fernandez, Mallika Sherawat and Malaika Arora Khan fell through. Lead actor of the original Zanjeer, Amitabh Bachchan is said to play a guest role in the film. Atul Kulkarni will be seen in a new role in this film. After Sonu Sood is injured in the CCL match playing for Mumbai Heroes - he was replaced with Srihari for the Sher Khan role in Thoofan. Popular TV Artist Kavitha Kaushik was roped in for a special song in the movie.
The Telugu version of the film is titled Thoofan and is in Post Production stage. The director planned in for a 25-day schedule in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh from November 14 to December 5, 2012. Priyanka Chopra joined the shooting, her first schedule for this film. It was reported that Ram Charan has done some risky stunts for Zanjeer.
Zanjeer (Hindi) and Thoofan (Telugu) will be releasing on 6 September 2013. The Chinese dubbed version (Chialo Kaxlaug) of the Hindi version will be released on the same day, along with the Tamil and Malayalam dubbed versions of the Telugu version.