Karan Johar has announced on his Twitter page that the Hrithik Roshan starrer Agneepath will be released in January 2012. Karan posted, “Agneepath releases on January 13th, 2012”, this is what he said on Twitter. Agneepath is the remake of the 1980 classic with the same name.
Hrithik Roshan will play the role of the iconic Amitabh Bachchan, the famous character of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan. In the female lead, there will be Priyanka Chopra. However, Karan Johar has decided to shelve off the entire character of Mithun Chakraborty.
Sanjay Dutt will be seen in the role of a villain. To prepare himself for the role, he has gone completely bald. Apart from that, he has even gained weight and some muscles. In addition to this, he will be seen with loads of tattoos on his arms. The veteran Rishi Kapoor will also be seen in the negative role.
If you remember a little history of the original Agneepath, it was not a successful film. However, the characterization of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan by Amitabh Bachchan was extremely appreciated. The Big B had even won the Best Actor award for this film.
The original Agneepath of the 1980s was produced by Yash Johar, Karan Johar’s father.