"Abhishek and I feel that an original should be left (as) original. People who are doing remakes have the rights of the original films... so they can do it," said Amitabh Bachchan when asked if his company AB Corp would be remaking any of his hit films.
Amitabh Bachchan movies like ‘Agneepath’ and ‘Saathe pe Saatha’ are being re-made.
"For my generation, Dilip Kumar was the ultimate ''Devdas''. For today’s youth, it is Shah Rukh. Tastes and preferences change with generations as one goes about remaking the same product. Who knows, after some year’s people might feel that Shah Rukh is the original Don," he added.
He said that his own portrayal of ‘Angry Young Man’ wasn’t an original. "There were few of them before me, prominent one being Duttsaab (Sunil Dutt) in Mother India”, he said. He also added that his character because the youth from that generation identified with his character.
When asked about what he missed the most from yester years, Big B said that it was soft lyrics that he missed the most. He hopes that the song ‘Haal-e-dil’ that he sung for his upcoming movie Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap will be able to revive some of the olden days magic and also become a hit.
He also said that the quality of the dialogues and screenplay have gone down. "Today, there is no longevity”, he said.
"I go to the gym every day. But for this role, I trained a little more and looked after my diet," he added when he was asked about how he managed to act for the role in Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap.