If you thought that Sanjay Dutt is hogging all the lime light in the trailers and posters of ‘Agneepath’ with his bald and menacing look, then you are right. But what you might not know is that it’s a deliberate decision to showcase the hero of the film, Hrithik Roshan, as the underdog.
“It is important to realize that portrayal of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan is completely different from the original ‘Agneepath’ because the original character was not underdog. Here he (Hrithik) is an underdog. He is a younger boy, the character is played by younger boy,” said Karan Johar to a daily.
“Vijay Dinanath was portrayed by Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) at a certain age. Here the character is much younger....it is about how an underdog uplifts and rises against the impactful, big, large, scary villain, that is when you feel triumph of hero's spirit,” he added.
Hrithik Roshan, who plays Vijay Dinanath Chauhan in the movie, said that it was impossible not to get over shadowed by someone like Sanjay Dutt.
“Look at his size...I think anyone, be it me or anyone else will get overshadowed. It is not possible that you will not get overshadowed by Sanjay's presence…” said Hrithik Roshan.
The movie ‘Agneepath’ is directed by debutant director Karan Malhotra and stars Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt and Rishi Kapoor. The movie will release on January 26th.