‘My Agneepath has little resemblance to original’


Actor Hrithik Roshan, who plays the protagonist in filmmaker Karan Johar’s tribute to his father Yash Johar’s 1990 cult film ‘Agneepath’ by the same name, said that he does not like remakes but agreed to take up this project because it has very little resemblance to the original. This version of the film is conceived and directed by Karan Malhotra. “I was never interested in doing remakes, I am still not interested in doing remakes and I don’t think I will ever do a remake. When I was narrated the script, in 10 minutes he made me forget that it was a remake and made me forget all the symbolic visuals I had in mind and I just reacted as an actor. I am very, very proud to be associated with this film,” Hrithik said. “I am just driven by my instincts. Whatever my mind says, my instincts just take over. He just made me forget about all the emotions I had about this film and he took me to a completely different world, with a completely new character,” he added. Hrithik maintains that if he had to compete with Big B, he would have definitely failed. “If the competition had been in my mind then I would have definitely failed. For me it’s just another character,” said Hrithik. Releasing Jan 12, 2012, the film also features actor Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor and actress Priyanka Chopra in pivotal roles.