Hrithik Roshan is playing Vijay Deenanath Chauhan, which was reprised by Amitabh Bachchan in the original film. The B-Town star launched first teaser of the film Agneepath on Monday, August 29. Later, addressing the media, he revealed his excitement about the film. "I am full of gratitude to be part of this project," the PTI quotes him as saying.
The actor added, “I was never interested in doing remakes and I don't think I will ever do. When Karan Malhotra came to Spain to narrate the script, in a matter of ten minutes, he made me forget about my pre-conceived notions, all symbolic visuals that I had about the original film...everything vanished and everything seemed new. I reacted to it as a brand new script."
Hrithik gushed that it was director Karan Malhotra's narration that made him accept the film Agneepath. He said "When I was first approached by Karan I was like I should not go down that route at all. He has a different way of narrating the story. He makes those background sounds while narrating...there was audio, visual. Half way through the narration I felt I am an actor and I want to go by instincts, whatever my mind says...I am a slave of my instincts. He showed me the completely new world. It is not a remake...it is a different world."