News|September 1, 2011 7:17 pm

John and Hrithik play similar characters

John Abraham rocked in his villianous role in Dhoom, and Hrithik Roshan almost stole his thunder in the far more successful Dhoom 2.

And now, after five years, the two actors find themselves battling (albeit unconsciously) for top spot as bad boys yet again.

Both John and Hrithik will play a character inspired by the famous Mumbai gangster Manya Surve in Shootout at Wadala and Agneepath respectively.

Says Sanjay Gupta, producer and director of Shootout at Wadala, “As far as I am concerned, there is no similarity between the two films.

Agneepath was a hardcore potboiler, though I’m not sure how much of that has been retained in the remake.
Shootout at Wadala, on the other hand, is an acute re-telling of the Manya Surve story during the Dawood Ibrahim era.

We have gone down to meticulous details about Surve’s mannerisms, likes, dislikes and his overall style of living.”