Directed by Karan Malhotra, a long time associate of Karan Johar, the film has been in the news with Hrithik Roshan being considered as the leading man for this cult classic, which propelled Amitabh Bachchan into super-stardom.
Recently, a lot of rumours were doing rounds as to who would star in the lead, as talks were on with both Hrithik and Abhishek Bachchan.
It was reported that Agneepath was one of Abhishek"s favourite films and he would love to fill in the shoes of his dad. Abhishek also mentioned, it was his dream to play one of his father's characters and Agneepath was perhaps the best offer he could have expected.
And so, the producers approached Abhishek, as Hrithik who was the original choice, was unable to take up the role due to lack of dates. But in a recent development, Hrithik has put Vishal Bharadwaj"s film on-hold, and gave a go ahead to Agneepath. Thereby, ending all hope for Abhishek Bachchan to follow in his dad"s footsteps.
Hrithik will start shooting for Agneepath, after Sanjay Leela Bhansali"s Guzaarish, thereby postponing Vishal Bharadwaj"s film, which by the way was scripted specifically for Hrithik.
A 1990 blockbuster, Agneepath was directed by Mukul S. Anand and produced by Karan's father Yash Johar. The remake will be directed by Karan Malhotra one of Johar's trusted lieutenants.