Priyanka Chopra, who has acted in the remake versions of Don and Agneepath, says remakes provide the younger generation an opportunity to revisit original cult films.
“When you create a remake, it is a good thing in a way, as the younger generation might not have seen the cult classic films and experienced it,” says the 29-year-old, who plays Jungli Billi in Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2, and the female lead in the remake of the 1990 hit, Agneepath. The film starred Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, whose role is now being essayed by Hrithik Roshan. Priyanka plays a Maharashtrian girl- Kaali.
“For the second time, I was playing a Maharashtrian girl. So when I was talking to Karan Malhotra about this character, we were clear that it should be different from Sweety in Kaminey. “I had not seen Agneepath until the time Karan Malhotra told me about this film,” she says, adding, “Remaking cult classics is a tribute to that cinema. These films (remakes) are inspired. So it is for today’s generation to watch it and get familiar with those films. In case of Agneepath, Karan Malhotra (director) has done it in a brilliant way. So there are no comparisons between these films as we are not trying to make it that way or reach ... touch that level.”