Remaking cult classics is a tribute to that cinema: Priyanka Chopra

Added by harini on Dec 28, 2011

While everybody shies away from remakes, Priyanka Chopra has no qualms about being a part of remakes. The actress, who has appeared in remakes of classics like ‘Don’ and ‘Agneepath’, said that remakes are a way to introduce younger generations to cult classics.

“When you create a remake, it is a good thing in a way, as the younger generation might not have seen the cult classic films and experienced it,” the actress said to a daily.

Priyanka Chopra’s upcoming movie is ‘Agneepath’, the remake of cult classic by the same name starring legendary Amitabh Bachchan.

“Remaking cult classics is a tribute to that cinema. These films (remakes) are inspired. So it is for today’s generation to watch it and get familiar with those films. In case of Agneepath, Karan Malhotra (director) has done it in a brilliant way. So there are no comparisons between these films as we are not trying to make it that way or reach ... touch that level,” she said.

“I had not seen Agneepath until the time Karan Malhotra told me about this film,” she added.

This is the second time that Priyanka Chopra is playing role of a Maharashtrian girl on silver screen after her memorable role as Sweety in ‘Kaminey’.

“For the second time, I was playing a Maharashtrian girl. So when I was talking to Karan Malhotra about this character, we were clear that it should be different from Sweety in Kaminey,” she concluded.

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.  

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