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'Agneepath' Not A Remake, But Tribute To Original: Karan Johar

PTI 29 Aug 2011, 21:43:39 IST

Mumbai, Aug 29: The makers of Hrithik Roshan starrer Agneepath', a remake of the 1990 Hindi film, insist the film is not a remake and that he pays homage to the original cast.

“The name of the film of course is same ‘Agneepath', the characters of the original protagonist and antagonists are called Vijay and Kancha, which is also same. But there are lots of differences also. It is a tribute...homage,” producer Karan Johar told reporters here today.

“I don't want to call it a remake as I feel it is misused. I would rather call it a tribute,” he said after unveiling the first teaser of the film.

Directed by debutante Karan Malhotra, the movie stars Hrithik, Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra and Rishi Kapoor in pivotal roles. The movie is produced by Johar under his banner Dharma Productions.

“'Agneepath' has some old characters like that of Vijay being played by Hrithik and Sanjay essays the role of Kancha.

There are some new (characters) also. There is no Krishna Iyer's track in the film. The character being played by Rishi Kapoor was not a part of the original film. Even Priyanka and Hrithik's love story is different than the original one,” Malhotra said.

“The basic plot of revenge remains same, the story starts and ends in Mandva village. There are certain changes that needed to be made in the film,” he said.

The movie releases on January 13, 2012. PTI