Mumbai, Jul 11: Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, who has just wrapped up ‘Agneepath', a remake of megastar Amitabh Bachchan's iconic movie by the same name, says there is no comparison between him and the legend as it was “just another film” for him.
“In my mind, there are no comparisons, because Agneepath for me, is just another film,” he said when asked if he was prepared for the inevitable comparisons when the Karan Johar film releases on January 13, 2012.
“There's no manipulation and calculation. I reacted to the script instinctively and related to it without a thought for the original Agneepath. And there is no effort to do things differently, but just convincingly,” he said. Hrithik returned from a month-long schedule of Agneepath in Diu, before leaving for promotions of his upcoming release ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'.
“I don't think I have worked this hard in my entire life...I feel like I have been steamrolled, I must be getting old,” he said.Hrithik recalled his gruelling schedule, where action sequences were shot on rocky mountainous terrain. “I was dragged on my back and chest. I had ice packs on my knees and elbows and returned home black and blue. I have a zillion scratches and bruises on my stomach,” the 37-year-old actor said.
However, there is a satisfaction of having canned some incredible stunts, he said. “It's this passion for good cinema that drives you to take all this pressure and pain,” he said. Hrithik said he took the title of his dance show ‘Just Dance' literally and let his hair down at the wrap-up party of the show in Diu.
“I threw my hands and legs around and just let myself go,” he said.
“I must have looked stupid but it was a liberating feeling to be finished with the action. And soon, the rest of the crew and cast were taking a cue from me and joining in.” According to him, dancing is not about aesthetics and perfectly choreographed moves. “It is about celebrating the little moments in life and enjoying them without inhibition.” Speaking about the original ‘Vijay Dinanath Chauhan', Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik said he is all excited about the veteran star's latest release ‘Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap'.
“I have just seen the promos and they took me back to the time, when I was 12 years old and Amit uncle was doing films like Deewar, Hum and Shahenshah. The film is a treat for Bachchan fans and I am one of them,” he said. PTI