`Agneepath` will now release on Republic Day Jan 26

Updated: Sep 17, 2011, 10:38 AM IST

New Delhi: Filmmaker Karan Johar`s `Agneepath`, which was planned for a Jan 13, 2012 release, will now come out on Republic Day Jan 26.

` `Agneepath` is now releasing on the 26th of january, 2012....,` Johar posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Karan`s `Agneepath`, a remake of Amitabh Bachchan starrer, is a tribute to his father, filmmaker Yash Johar`s 1990 cult film of the same name.

Directed by debutant Karan Malhotra, the action-drama will see Hrithik Roshan essaying the iconic character of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan and Sanjay Dutt will be seen as Kancha Cheena.

The others who will be seen playing a pivotal role in the film are Rishi Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.