By Manjari Saxena, Deputy Editor, tabloid! on Saturday www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: The remake of 1990 cult classic Agneepath is long-awaited, but no-one is more nervous than its star, Hrithik Roshan. The actor shared his fears in a press conference at the Armani Hotel in Dubai on Thursday, and was joined by his co-stars Priyanka Chopra and Sanjay Dutt.
Fumbling with the microphone, Roshan claimed he was very nervous, advising to “keep the mike at a safe distance so that you don’t hear my heart palpitating right now,” he said. “For some reason it’s just hit me now that the film is done and is about to release. It has been a fantastic journey and I think we’ve all put so much into it that the anxiety and the excitement and the nervousness right now is quite justified”.
Dutt, the senior actor, plays the villain, Kancha Cheena. “Being bad can’t get worse than Kaancha,” Dutt said, adding his character is “very different. Very grounded. Very scary.” Of Roshan’s role, he said: “He looks like a really tough guy.”
Chopra was “very excited” to bring Agneepath here. “Playing Kali has been very, very special. She is, I think, the soul and the softness in the film and I was really happy when Karan [Malhotra, the director] came and narrated the part to me. I hope that when you watch the film you’ll feel the way I felt when I was doing the movie. It’s a really special film and Karan’s done an outstanding job”. More info