Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan made Vijay Dinanath Chauhan`s character in the 1990 ‘Agneepath’ iconic, but the film didn`t do wonders at the box office. Almost two decades later now, Hrithik Roshan, who has reprised the role in its remake that has collected Rs.25 crore on the opening day, says it`s unfair to compare the two actors.
"You can`t compare (with Amitabh). If you start comparing, I will fail in a second. I feel people are not saying that I have done as well (as Bachchan), but I think what they are saying is I have done well in my way and they are cheering for me," said Hrithik, who is receiving rave reviews for his performance.
"I don`t even want to analyse. There are no comparisons in my head," added the 38-year-old actor.
The remake, produced by Karan Johar and directed by debutant Karan Malhotra, broke recent opening day box office records, garnering Rs.25 crore. The collections have left behind figures of hits like ‘Bodyguard’ and ‘RA.One’, which made Rs.22 crore and Rs.18 crore, respectively.
Hrithik feels blessed with the response, but credits the entire team for the success.
"I feel blessed. I think this is what we live for. I am on centrestage but it`s a victory for the entire team so I am representing all people - the light boys, the staff, the writers, music directors, the director, everybody is a part of this joy," he said.
"This is a tribute, a homage to the legend of `Agneepath`," he added.
The handsome hunk has been on a roll after the success of his last film ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, for which he has been nominated for the Filmfare best actor award.
Hrithik is currently busy shooting for his father Rakesh Roshan`s ‘Krrish 2’.