Mumbai: Director filmmaker Karan Johar who is currently working on reinventing and remaking the classic hit of 90’s ‘Agneepath’ says it was an emotional decision.
The project is extremely close to his heart as the original film was made by his late father Yash Johar.
KJo takes films as an emotional aspect of his life and his passion it is not just matter of business and money making for him.
His decision to produce the young filmmaker Karan Malhotra`s ‘Agneepath’ (2012) under his banner Dharma Productions
"I hope everyone feels as emotional about it as I do," said Karan to a daily.
The trailer of the film gets released today wherein the film is slotted for a January 2012 release.
KJo told a tabloid, "There is so much curiosity about Agneepath, that`s why I have released this teaser so much in advance. I want to put the curiosity to rest and let people know that this Agneepath is not a remake. It is a tribute to the original, with many new facets.
It`s a film all of us at Dharma are emotional about. It may not have been a commercial success, but it is still one of Amit uncle`s (Amitabh Bachchan) most popular films. When Karan (Malhotra) expressed a desire to make his version, all of us were more than happy. I know my father would have liked it this way."
Incidentally, the August 29 teaser precedes the theatrical trailer of ‘Agneepath’ that will release with ‘Ra.One’ this Diwali.
The reinvented version of the upcoming remake of ‘Agneepath’ has some old characters - like Vijay Dinanath Chauhan ( Hrithik Roshan) and Kancha (Sanjay Dutt) - and some new.
In the new ‘Agneepath’ the Priyanka Chopra-Hrithik Roshan love story has no resonance to the Madhavi-Amitabh track of the 1990 version.
"In the teaser, you will see these four fantastic actors and superstars," he promised.
He also added, "You will also notice that this version of Agneepath has a different texture, a different tonality. It is a readapted and re-energised version that will take people by surprise. The original had an ethos that was closer to the time (the 90s). This one will obviously be contemporary.”