Who makes a compelling Vijay Dinanath Chauhan - Amitabh Bachchan or Hrithik Roshan?
Pick your favourite Vijay Dinanath Chauhan - Amitabh Bachchan or Hrithik Roshan?
By Nikhil Kumar
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 09:35:06 GMT
The comparison is inevitable. Stepping into the shoes of the ever formidable Amitabh Bachchan is never a mean task, but Hrithik Roshan has aimed for the glory by reprising the role of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan in the modern remake of the cult Hindi movie Agneepath.
For one, it’s futile to imitate Amitabh Bachchan, and even if one tries to, that baritone and swagger can’t be convincingly aped. So Hrithik Roshan has done the right thing by giving his own interpretation to the character Vijay Dinanath Chauhan than to follow the footsteps of Amitabh.
The comparison therefore is divested of any common yardstick and what we have is a character interpreted differently by two talented actors.
If Amitabh Bachchan’s Vijay Dinanath Chauhan was brash and fearless, someone who bulldozed his way through the odds, Hrithik Roshan’s Vijay is somewhat stoic and seething. He is doubtlessly younger and beefier, and there’s a mellower side to the character as well, as is evident in the romantic song with Priyanka Chopra.
Actors still swear by Amitabh Bachchan’s performance in the 1990 Agneepath, but will Hrithik Roshan come up with something equally memorable?
Choose your favourite Vijay Dinanath Chauhan - Amitabh Bachchan or Hrithik Roshan?