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Jr. Bachchan not in Agneepath

It’s official… Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra will feature in the Agneepath remake. Karan Johar cleverly passes on the buck to his director Siddharth Malhotra for Abhishek Bachchan’s non-presence in the remake.

bollywood Updated: Oct 21, 2010 19:48 IST

It’s official… Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra will feature in the

Agneepath

remake. Karan Johar cleverly passes on the buck to his director Siddharth Malhotra for Abhishek Bachchan’s non-presence in the remake... A casting digression that jolted everyone who thought Abhishek was the inevitable inheritor of his father, Amitabh Bachchan’s National Award winning role.



Says Johar, “When my father (the late Yash Johar) produced

Agneepath

, he left everything to his director Mukul Anand. I’m carrying on the family tradition. Siddharth Malhotra decided on Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra. He has his own ideas on how to present the character. His protagonist will be very different from how he was in the original.”



ABhishek

Chopra will also not be playing a nurse, like Madhavi and Mithun Chakraborty's character has been done away with completely.



On speculations about the Bachchans being upset, Johar says, “The Bachchans and my family go back a long way. Our association is not on a film-to-film basis. For the record I will be doing at least 10 more films with Abhishek in my lifetime. He has already done two and is doing

Dostana 2

next year.”