Remakes are tribute to old films : Priyanka

Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has acted in the remake versions of `Don` and `Agneepath`, says the remakes provide younger generation an opportunity to revisit the original cult films.

Priyanka was last seen in Farhan Akhtar`s `Don 2: The King is Back`, a sequel to `Don: The Chase Begins Again` (2006), which was a remake of the 1978 Hindi cult classic `Don`, starring Amitabh Bachchan.

The actress would be next seen in `Agneepath`, which is a remake of the 1990-film, starring Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, played by Hrithik Roshan. Priyanka is playing the lead role opposite Hrithik.

"I had not seen `Agneepath` until the time Karan Malhotra told me about this film. 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," Priyanka told reporters here.

"Remaking cult classics…old films are 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.

In `Agneepath`, which is Karan Johar`s forthcoming film as a producer, Priyanka essays the role of a Maharashtrian girl- Kaali.

"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`. In `Agneepath`, she is the strength of Vijay and she is the soul, happiness and naughtiness in the film," she said.