In January this year, Agneepath’s popular remake created new trade records by garnering the highest first-day collections in Bollywood history: Rs 24.4 crore to Rs 26 crore. In February, Karan Johar confirmed that producers from the South had approached him for the rights of the film, for a remake.
Now the news is that, instead of handing over the movie rights, the 40-year-old producer-director plans to co-produce the movie with a top producer from the South.
“Even six months after Agneepath’s release, my office continues to get enquiries from many producers from the South. I’m really humbled by their gesture, but for me, this film is extremely special,” says Karan, adding, “With its remake, I had to make my father (Yash Johar) proud, because the subject was close to his heart”.
The filmmaker admits that he hasn’t decided on his co-producer yet. “It can’t be just anyone. I have to trust the production company to do justice to the subject. When finalised, I’ll make an announcement as it will be Dharma Productions’ first move down south,” says Karan, adding, “It will feature the finest actors from the South who will fit the roles of Vijay Chauhan, Kancha and Kaali.”