Bollywood director Karan Johar has clarified that neither Hrithik Roshan nor Abhishek Bachchan has been finalised for the male lead role in the remake of Agneepath.

Karan Johar Says No One Has Been Finalized For Agneepath
Last Updated: 2009-08-26T15:02:11+05:30
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Karan Johar Says No One Has Been Finalized For Agneepath
Karan Johar
Karan Johar
Bollywood filmmaker, Karan Johar is all set to set the silver screens on fire with the remake of 1990 hit Agneepath which starred Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. There were rumours that Hrithik Roshan or Abhishek Bachchan will play the male lead role in the film but Karan Johar has clarified that no one has been finalised for the role yet.
Karan Johar told, "I haven't made any statement whatsoever around the man who would eventually be playing the role of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan that was made iconic by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. All I have said is that, yes, we are going ahead with a remake of 'Agneepath' and that's about it”.
Karan Johar claimed that he has no wish list because his priority is that screenplay should be right.
"Well, the wish list is to get the screenplay right. For the moment nothing else is more important than that” he said.
The film will be directed by Karan Malhotra who assisted Karan Johar in his forthcoming flick, My Name Is Khan.
Karan Johar said, "True, I would be stepping aside and the film would be directed by Karan Malhotra, who has assisted me on 'My Name Is Khan'. That's the only thing which has been finalised... everything else you hear is mere speculation. We will finalise the cast once the script is locked. Currently, it is still in the process of being written”.
"Certainly! We are adapting the film from the original, but ours would be a new age version that would fit in well with today's time. We really hope that we are able to do justice to the original and make the remake exciting for today's generation," Johar added.
When asked about how he is handling seven projects of Dharma Productions, the director claimed that it is an easy job. "Believe me, it's not difficult at all. All you have to do is to follow a three-point mantra - delegation, outsourcing and trust. Along with that, if you have the right vision and infrastructure in place, which we do have in Dharma Productions, it isn't difficult to crack it all”, Karan Johar explained.
The director added, "That's the way you manage things and I have been fortunate enough to have a team with which it has become possible to helm a number of projects at the same time”.
Talking about his forthcoming movies, Karan Johar said, "'Wake Up Sid' is all set to arrive on Oct 2.’Kurbaan' will come in late November. Other than that, we are looking at an early 2010 release for 'My Name Is Khan'. Yes, these have been busy and really exciting times”.

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