The new Vijay has no style, swagger: Hrithik
"The moment you see my Vijay, the comparison will go away. People will come to see Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, but when they will look at me, they will think he doesn`t look like Vijay, he is nothing like Vijay. He is nobody, he doesn`t have a style, he doesn`t have that swagger…that walk, not even the voice," Hrithik said in an interview.
"This Vijay was not Vijay Deenanath Chauhan. He is a simple man. They will have to see the film keeping me in mind," he said.
Even in the promos of the remake, Hrithik seems subdued when compared to the appeal that Bachchan had brought on screen with his baritone and towering personality.
But Hrithik is not scared of comparisons with Bachchan as he has added his own style to the character. "If during the shoot I had comparisons in my mind, then I would be scared. But I have done this role like me there is nobody in the world like me. So your individual way has to stand apart from anything else," he said.
The original despite having a stellar cast like Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa and Mithun Chakraborty, failed at the box office. But the performance of Bachchan and Danny got etched in the minds of audience. So is Hrithik in awe of the movie?
"I had seen `Agneepath` twice when it was released. It is printed in my heart and my mind because the film was so powerful. But this time around I did not see it because it was not necessary as the story is very different," Hrithik said.
"The refreshing part was that the director himself had written a character that was different from the original. The director (Karan Malhotra) did not want a hero, he wanted me to play a common man, a normal man. A child who grows up to be a man and wants revenge and nothing else," he said. The film, directed by Karan Malhotra, will release on January 26.