In a recent interview with Priety Zinta on her talk show, actor Hrithik Roshan revealed that he didn’t want to do Agneepath initially, as he found actor Amitabh Bachchan’s role in the original film to be too overwhelming to fit into.
“It was one film I was hell bent on not doing. When Karan (Johar) called, I had completely refused, but he insisted on sending director Karan Malhotra for a script reading with me. Just before the meeting, I was feeling bad because I thought I would be wasting his time by refusing the film at end of it. Given the fact that Mr Bachchan’s aura is so magnificent and hard to ignore, Karan transformed me into another world altogether during the script reading. And that’s how the film happened!” the 37-year-old actor told Zinta.
Hrithik’s contemporary take on Big B’s Vijay Dinanath Chauhan character has till now got positive reviews from people who have watched the trailer of Agneepath. Speaking of good reviews, the actor’s last release, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, has scored well at the box office. But Hrithik was initially not confident about taking up this movie as well, and it was only his wife Suzanne Roshan who convinced him to accept the offer.
“When Zoya (Akhtar) called me for the narration, she kept a condition to have Suzanne along in the meeting. I loved the script but wasn’t too sure. It was Suzanne who convinced me to take up the role,” Roshan told Zinta.
The actor is also gearing up for the highly anticipated sequel of his film Kkrish, in which he plays a superhero. But as Zinta got to know on the soon-to-be-aired episode of her talk show, Up Close and Personal with PZ on UTV Stars, Roshan’s also a superhero to his kids, Hrehaan and Hridhaan.
“Whenever I come back home and enter their room, all I have to do is jump on the bed, and then, we are all superheroes. But since there are also superheroes, they are allowed to punch me as much as they like,” said Hrithik.