"I cannot compete with the man of Sanjay Dutt's caliber. He is the actor who can be a Munnabhai in one moment and a Kaancha Cheena in the next. I cannot compete with him. I can just be honest to my character. Even if there is a competition, it's between the two characters - Vijay Deenanath Chauhan and Kaancha Cheena and not Sanjay Dutt and I."
"If you watch the film keeping Amitabh Bachchan in mind, I would fail to impress you. My character is in deep contrast with that of Mr Bachchan. I play a very simple, plausible and real character."
"When the role was offered to me, my first reaction was - No way! Stepping into the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan would mean apne haathon se apne pairon pe kulhari maarna. But when I read the script, I was blown away. It was a brand new film with new references. "
"If a role seems challenging to me, my first reaction is to get scared. I take it up and then curse myself for half-a-day. Then I start working on my character. I cannot just stand and act. I need to get into the skin of a character first. Before starting a film, I try to come into that mindset," says Hrithik.
A religious organisation has objected to a dialogue by Sanjay Dutt in Karan Johar's film Agneepath and has demanded its removal. "There is no reference to Bhagvad Gita. How can there be any controversy when we haven't referred to Gita," said Sanjay Dutt.
Priyanka Chopra who sat gracefully listening to the "two larger-than-life characters", also spoke a line or two about her character Kaali. "There are four primary character in the film - Vijay Deenanath Chauhan (played by Hrithik), Kancha "Cheena (Played by Sanjay Dutt), Kaali (played by me) and Rauf Lala (played by Rishi Kapoor). Vijay Deenanath Chauhan is central to the plot and the three characters revolve around him in different phases of his life. My role in the film provided solace, softness, beauty to the film."