Hrithik-Priyanka get passionate for ‘Agneepath’

By Subhash K. Jha, IANS
Thursday, January 20, 2011

MUMBAI - Unprecedented sparks are going to fly between Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan in “Agneepath” and its producer Karan Johar says the two have not got so intense with anyone before.

“The new ‘Agneepath’ is first and foremost an intense love story. There was love between Priyanka and Hrithik in ‘Krissh’. But here we want an unparalleled intensity between them. You’ve never seen Priyanka and Hrithik get so intense with anyone before,” said Karan Johar who is producing the film.

The camaraderie between Hrithik and Priyanka is so palpable that Karan Johar gets a sense of deja vu. As a child on his father Yash Johar’s sets of “Agneepath” in 1990 Amitabh Bachchan and Madhavi shared the same vibes as Priyanka and Hrithik.

“All I can tell you at the moment is that Priyanka is not playing a nurse like Madhavi in the original and she is not playing a prostitute either. Yes, we’ve built on the original relationship between Amit uncle and Madhaviji,” he added.

Directed by Mukul. S. Anand, the original “Agneepath” was produced by Karan’s late father Yash Johar and Amitabh had won the National Awards for his performance in it.

Hrithik and Priyanka don’t believe in half-measures. If they’ve to convey intense feelings and passion they will go the whole hog in ‘Agneepath’. If in ‘Krissh’ they romanced innocently keeping the kids in mind, their togetherness in ‘Agneepath’ will be for adults only, said a source.

Karan was just a teenager when his father had produced the original ‘Agneepath’. He still remembers the fantastic rapport between Mr. Bachchan and Madhavi. That relationship, Karan and his ‘Agneepath’ remake’s director Karan Malhotra felt, needed to be developed.

“The Hrithik-Priyanka bonding in the new ‘Agneepath’ will build on the relationship that Karan had seen between Mr. Bachchan and Madhavi in the original ‘Agneepath’. The love story would be the core of the film, added the source.

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