Mumbai: After playing baddie in ‘Dhoom’ series, Hrithik Roshan and John Abraham are all set to reprise villainous role in ‘Agneepath’ and ‘Shootout at Wadala’ respectively, where both stars will portray dreaded gangster Manya Surve.
Talking to a daily, Sanjay Gupta, director and producer ‘Shootout at Wadala’ revealed, “As far as I am concerned, there is no similarity between the two films. ‘Agneepath’ was a hardcore potboiler, though I`m not sure how much of that has been retained in the remake. ‘Shootout at Wadala,’ on the other hand, is an acute re-telling of the Manya Surve story during the Dawood Ibrahim era. We have gone down to meticulous details about Surve’s mannerisms, likes, dislikes and his overall style of living.”
However, ‘Agneepath’ director KJo denied any real-life take for his film. “Every role in ‘Agneepath’ comes out of fiction. There is no comparison to anyone in reality," he said.
Meanwhile, a source added, “Every actor is concerned about the way he is portrayed on screen. Amitabh Bachchan originally played Surve. By that yardstick, John already has a lot to live up to. And now with Hrithik playing the same role, there is going to be a lot of pressure.”
‘Agneepath’ and ‘Shootout at Wadala’ will release within a gap of few months.