Hrithik Roshan bares all: Why he was against Agneepath?

Actor Hrithik Roshan who is making huge waves with the promotional stills of his upcoming film has made some astounding remarks concerning the film. ‘Agneepath’ that is slated for an explosive release this 26th January, stars Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles and a certain Katrina Kaif as the irresistible ‘Cheekni Chameli’ to tickle the male fancies.

Even as the release date of the film inches closer with the makers & stars going berserk with marketing, Hrithik has gone on to state that he was totally against the film initially. He states candidly that he highly respects and admires the fabulous work done in the original Agneepath’ which is a classic film immortalized by the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Danny Denzogpa.

Baring all in a rare moment of outspokenness, Hrithik states that when producer Karan Johar approached him for the lead role, he was skeptical. He didn’t want to tamper with a classic and asked Karan why he was destroying the sanctity of a film that is considered an inimitable classic. But only it was after Hrithik heard the script did he agree to sign the film.

So, what did the script contain to sweep Hrithik off his feet? The green-eyed actor says that he was completely bowled over the script because it had a narrative that appeared as poignant as it was powerful. There were a number of shades & layers to the script and the depth of the plot and his character stunned him. That was when Hrithik gave in to the temptation and decided that he couldn’t say no to the film now. Though the basic plot is the same as the original, it is a fresh chapter set in different times & settings with a completely fresh cast & crew.