Hrithik shattered Abhishekâ€™s dream
It was Abhishek’s Bachchan long time wish to play his father Amitabh Bachchan’s role in ‘Agneepath’ remake. But Hrithik Roshan grabbed the opportunity. Big B immortalized the character of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan way back 1990 and the film has earned him the national award. It was rumored that Abhishek Bachchan would enact Amitabh Bachchan in the remake and Jaya Bachchan as Vijay’s mother but the real picture came out to be altogether different.
Hrithik Roshan has got the golden chance to enact the role of the powerful character Dinanath Chauhan which Abhishek Bachchan was chasing for the long time. Karan Johar has assigned Karan Malhotra to direct the ‘Agneepath’ remake. The difference between the original and remake version of ‘Agneepath’ is that Hrithik’s part will be inspired by Al Pacino in ‘Scarface’.
However a source adds, “Abhishek was not even offered the role in the remake. Karan’s ‘Agneepath’ remake will be written and directed by debutant Karan Malhotra and Hrithik character will be influenced by Al Pacino in ‘Scarface’ the inspiration behind ‘Agneepath’. Another changes in the new version will be that the popular character Krishnan Iyer M. A. played by Mithun Chakraborty will be missing.
Whether Abhishek Bachchan lost the role for the debacle of ‘Raavan’ or Hrithik international looks went in favor of him is yet to be confirmed. Whatever, it would be interesting to see the revisit of blockbuster ‘Agneepath’.