Karan Johar is making plans to remake Agnipath, the cult film of Amitabh Bachchan, but roped in Hrithik Roshan to play the lead role. The remake will have a contemporary feel and the character played by Mithun Chakravarthy in the original has been done away with.
In fact, it was presumed by a very large section of the entertainment industry that Abhishek would play the eponymous part of Vijay Dinanath Chauvan. And Jaya Bachchan would play Vijay’s mother, played with brilliant poignancy by Rohini Hattangadi in the cult orignal directed by the late Mukul Anand. However, contrary to popular opinion, Abhishek was never offered the role in the remake.