Hrithik couldn't be intimidating in 'Agneepath'
Hrithik Roshan's performance in the remade 'Agneepath' is being compared to the Vijay Deenanath Chauhan played by Amitabh Bachchan, but the new film's director Karan Malhotra says that the former's portrayal couldn't have been as intimidating as the original.
Hrithik has approached the character way too differently from the manner immortalised by Bachchan and debutante director Malhotra says that imitating the senior actor was never the intention.
"The idea was not to make Vijay intimidating at all. There was no way that I could have asked Hrithik to do something similar to Mr Bachchan. What he did back then in the original 'Agneepath', no actor in India can.
"I was sure that Vijay had to be real and identifiable. What Hrithik portrayed was as per my vision. I didn't want people to look up to him but walk with him in the revenge. I wanted the audience to feel that given the space and time, even they would have done the same," Malhotra told PTI.
The legend of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan has been completely de-structured in this remake effort. "It would have been stupid to think that I could recreate the same film. That would have been suicidal," said Malhotra. And his efforts in being different seems to have paid off with 'Agneepath', which released last Thursday, setting a new box office record with its first day opening collections of 22 crores. PTI