Hrithik Roshan was only 16 years old when Amitabh Bachchan bowled over audiences with his unmatched style in Agneepath. More than 20 years later, when Hrithik was offered the role of Amitabh in the remake of the movie, it wasn’t surprising that the brown-eyed star had cold feet.
Hrithik wasted no time in refusing producer Karan Johar’s offer of the revamped version of ‘Agneepath’, but Karan didn’t give up that easily. Knowing the star, Karan persuaded Hrithik to ‘At least hear it’. When Hrithik budged, director Karan Malhotra went to Spain to narrate the script to him, with a belief that Hrithik wouldn’t refuse once he heard the script.
To everyone’s surprise, 5 minutes into the reading and Hrithik had given his consent! Hrithik was so impressed by the script that he agreed to do the film just by listening to the script narration for a few minutes!
We’ll have to wait and find out how this ‘Vijay Dinanath Chavan’ turns out…