June 01, 2012 15:20 IST
Karan Malhotra's remake of 1990 cult classic Agneepath starring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra may be one of the biggest hits of this year, but months after its release the director finally admits that Priyanka's role as Kaali was too short to leave an impact.
Critics loved the film's power-packed performances - Hrithik Roshan as the silent Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, Sanjay Dutt as the menacing Kancha Cheena, and Rishi Kapoor as the villainous Rauf Lala. The one thing they didn't like was Priyanka's sketchy portrayal of Kaali.
And now, the director admits she may have been shortchanged for screen time. "Yes, Priyanka deserved a much bigger role in Agneepath. I wish I could have given her a bigger role," Karan said at a recent interview.
"It was extremely kind of her to agree to do it. She knew it was a male-dominated film. But I wouldn't agree if someone said that the role was half-baked," he added.
The grudging praise may have come a little late but, in the wake of Agneepath's success, Priyanka now has a reason to say yes to the director's next project.