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Karan Johar to release Agneepath on Republic Day

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Bollywood movie Agneepath, which features Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Sanjay Dutt in the leads, is scheduled to release on the Republic day, January 26, 2012. The remake of 1990 cult classic was to release on January 13, but producer Karan Johar has deferred its release date to cash in on the long weekend.

Talking to the PTI, Karan Johar said, “Agneepath is definitely a quintessential Indian Film. The original Agneepath released in 1990 acquired a cult status, we are hoping for a super-hit status with this one and the four-day weekend should help us achieve our goal."

The first trailer, which was released in Mumbai a few weeks ago, has received very good reactions. Especially, Sanjay Dutt's bald look has created lot of curiosity among the movie buffs. The producer has planned to unveil the next trailer in October-November. Meanwhile, Karan Johar is hoping to seal the distributor and satellite deals soon.

However, it should be recalled here that Aamir Khan's Dhuan and Ajay Devgn's Tezz have already been announced to hit the screens on the Republic Day, January 26. Both actors are reportedly sending feelers to each other to postpone the release. Now, producer Karan Johar is joining their fight by scheduling the release of Agneepath on the same day.

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