Saif Ali Khan home production, ‘Agent Vinod’, which has been directed by Sriram Raghavan, has finally been released now but the much-awaited film will not be able to generate any money from Pakistan because the Pakistani Film Censor Board banned the movie a few days back. However, Saif is completely unfazed with the ban, as he thinks it is not going to put any major affect on the film’s revenues.
Pakistan is one of the top five Bollywood overseas markets yet the actor says his film has lost only an amount of 1 crore due to the ban.
“We have lost some revenue, just around Rs.1 crore. They are always banning our movies. ‘Kurbaan’ was also banned,” Saif told IANS adding that “We also shot in Pakistan without their permission.”
‘Agent Vinod’ has shown Pakistani Army involved with the Talibans and Afghanistan. Moreover, the movie has shown Pakistanis assassinating their own ISI chief yet Saif reckons his movie has not Pakistan in a bad light.
“’Agent Vinod’ is for Indians but it is not against Pakistanis,” said Saif and added with a smile: “But I understand if they get upset because we are beating them up quite often in the film.”
He said: “We have shown the Pakistani Army involved with the Taliban and Afghanistan. We have shown them assassinating their own ISI chief. We have shown them encouraging terrorist activities in India and financing the LET. If you feel this is unreasonable or not true, then it is fair enough.”
“I think it is all quite true. May be they didn’t like that but they do know,” he added.
Well, all said and done, it is quite foolish of Saif, if he thinks he has not shown Pakistan in a bad light.
‘Agent Vinod’ was released on March 23, 2012 and the film has featured Saif Ali Khan in the title role and Kareena Kapoor as the female lead.