Lahore (Pakistan) 6th Jan 2012. Karan Johar’s remake of 1990’s film Agneepath, is in the news for all the right reasons. First, it was Katrina’s hottest item number, Chikni Chameli, which bollywood can’t get enough of these days. Secondly, it was Sanjay Dutt’s villainous looks that have stirred curiosity. Then it’s Hrithik-Priyanka chemistry recreated, last seen in Krrish (2006), which fans are desperately waiting for. Now it’s Hrithik Roshan’s intense look as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, revealed by the producer Karan Johar on twitter. While the original 1990 blockbuster starred Amitabh Bachchan and Danny Denzongpa, Johar has roped in Hrithik Roshan and Sanjay Dutt to essay the roles of Vijay and Kancha Cheena (villain) respectively.
Karan Malhotra, who has recreated this popular movie with a new star cast says he shared a collaborative relationship with Hrithik.
‘Hrithik is a treat for every director. He loves to discuss, debate and most importantly be shocked. He thrives on such challenges. Once he is on, he gives full support to the film without any interference. He doesn’t work just for one character. He works for the entire film”
From the attention that the first look of Sunjay Dutt got, it seemed that antagonist may overshadow the hero but now that Hrithik’s macho look has been revealed, one can safely say he will have an equal deadly presence as the nemesis.
Eyeing a 26th January release, this Dharma Productions’s film will be distributed worldwide by Eros Entertainment whereas IMGC Global will be releasing it on minimum 20 screens in Pakistan. Publicity of the movie in Pakistan will be handled by Encyclomedia PR which is a reputable name in the field of film PR & promotion.