Hrithik, Priyanka in Agneepath remake?

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Hrithik, Priyanka in Agneepath remake

Source: Screen 

Date: July 2, 2010


With Karan Johar announcing that he's all geared to produce the remake of Agneepath, speculations are rife about who will play the lead role of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, a character made iconic by Amitabh Bachchan. Produced by Karan's late father Yash Johar, the 1990 film may not have worked at the box-office but left an indelible mark on critics and audience alike.


Karan, who has been wanting to make a contemporary remake of the film as a tribute to his father, is presently giving shape to the new version. The buzz is Hrithik Roshan will play Dinanath in the remake. Though he has yet to hear the script, it seems he has agreed to do the film. And the female lead is likely to be played by Priyanka Chopra, the actress who was part of Johar's superhit, Dostana! It may be recalled that south actress Madhavi played Amitabh Bachchan's love interest in the original.


While the original was directed by the late Mukul S. Anand, the remake will be directed by Karan Malhotra, an erstwhile assistant director who has been part of films like Lakshya, Main Hoon Na, Jodhaa Akbar and My Name Is Khan. Incidentally, the title of the film was taken from a poem penned by Bachchan's father the late Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan had won the National Award for best actor for his performance in Agneepath.