Rishi Kapoor insisted on look test for 'Agneepath'

Last Updated: Mon, Aug 29, 2011 13:50 hrs

Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) In his four-decade-long career in Bollywood, Rishi Kapoor never opted for 'look test' but insisted on it for 'Agneepath' to see how he looks on the screen in a negative character.

The 58-year-old is one of the villians in the remake of 1990's 'Agneepath' and wears kohl (kajal) in his eyes, a karakul cap and kurta-pajama to fit into the Muslim character.

'I have never given a look test in 40 years of my career. This is the first time and I had asked for it because I wanted to see how will I look on screen in this negative role,' Rishi said at a press conference here.

Initially, when Rishi was approached by the film's director Karan Malhotra, he was reluctant to take up the role originally played by Mithun Chakraborty.

'When I was approached first for this role, I was wondering how I could do Mithun's role and I was sure that I was not doing it. But when Karan narrated the script, I found the character very different from the original,' he said.

Releasing Jan 13, the film is produced by Karan Johar and features Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles.