Saif Ali Khan starrer ‘Agent Vinod, which has been directed by Sriram Raghavan, was one of the most eagerly awaited films of this year yet it failed to become a blockbuster material at the box office. However, the 41-year-old actor certainly had his mind clear while making the film.
Saif while sharing his thoughts with the media confirmed that ‘Agent Vinod’ is not a copied Bond film. He said his movie is rather shows a whole new genre of a spy thriller.
“I have made a film on the almost-untouched genre of a spy thriller for which there is, however, a market, but I have not copied Bond. It’s an action adventure with a realistic plot-line and a nice twist that at the same time is larger-than-life,” the actor told India-West last week.
‘Agent Vinod’, which has also featured Bollywood’s ultimate diva and Saif’s real-life girlfriend Kareena Kapoor in the lead role, couldn’t hit the cinemas in Pakistan because the Pakistani Film Censor Board banned it since they reckon the film has shown their country in a bad light. Nevertheless, Saif doesn’t agree with the fact and thinks his movie has no Pakistani-bashing in it.
Added Saif, “The story is about a nuclear weapon. There is Pakistani involvement and there are Lashkar-E-Toiba, Russian mafia, and so on. But there is no Pakistani-bashing and no jingoism. On the other hand, Kareena Kapoor’s character is a Pakistani and hers is a positive character.”
“I love to read comic strips, and this has a very interesting plot. It ends where the film begins, in Morocco, and its production values are international caliber,” said the actor.
‘Agent Vinod’, which was released on March 23, 2012, has not been able to live up to the expectations as of yet but still Saif and Sriram are planning to make a sequel of the movie.