When Karan Johar announced the remake of Agneepath, fans and the industry was abuzz about who the character of Amitabh Bachchan would be played by. Once Hrithik Roshan was selected to reprise the role of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan, trade specialists started to speculate on who the film will be distributed by, since Johar was not co-producing this Hrithik-Priyanka starrer with UTV Motion Pictures like his other recent projects, with the exception of My Name Is Khan which was distributed by 20th Century Fox.
The film’s release date was in the news recently, because it will clash with Priyadarshan’s Tezz on the 26th January 2012. Johar, who is usually someone who does favours to others in the industry, refused to shift the release date of Karan Malhotra’s directorial venture, after meeting producer Ratan Jain.
We guess we won’t hear the words “we are a big family, we should call ourselves a film fraternity, not an industry” from Karan ten times in a sentence anytime soon.
Now the exclusive news is that our source at Dharma Productions has confirmed that Eros International Ltd. will distribute the film overseas. While Johar has worked with Yash Raj Films and UTV for films distribution, it will be the first time that the production house will work with Eros International Ltd. since Karan became chairman of Dharma Productions after the sad demise of his father, Yash Johar.
We will be bringing you more exclusive news on Agneepath. So, stay tuned to BollySpice!