With guns, cars, motorbikes, helicopters and a glamorous actress, Saif Ali Khan's upcoming spy thriller Agent Vinod bears resemblance to James Bond movies, but the actor insists his film is not one and it is very much Indian.
Looking at the posters and recent trailer of the upcoming action flick, it does gives the feel of a Bond film. The James Bond film is a British series of motion pictures based on the fictional character of MI6 agent James Bond -- code designation 007.
But Saif brushes aside comparisons to 007 movies and maintains Agent Vinod is purely an Indian character and it will not remind the audiences of James Bond. "This (comparison) would be very stupid thing to do. James Bond is an English character. He was the representative of capitalism against Communist Russia. He is a capitalist
hero, who drinks and womanises, and he is a hero who saves the world.
"When you see the first scene of our film you will realise that it is an Indian hero who is very different from the Bond character because we did not want to make a copy of
Bond film," Saif told reporters here after unveiling the first look of Agent Vinod yesterday.
Bollywood has seen spy thrillers like Surakshaa (1979) featuring Mithun Chakravorty and Akshay Kumar-starrer Mr Bond (1992) among others. Saif feels audiences had always got attracted to this genre of movies.