The glamour quotient was missing from an otherwise action-packed launch of upcoming film, Agent Vinod’s first look that took place on Wednesday.
Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan released the first look of the film with co-producer Dinesh Vijan and director Sriram Raghavan. But the film’s leading lady Kareena Kapoor was conspicuous by her absence from the event.
Kareena reportedly skipped the event and instead attended the Apsara Awards function that took place on the same day.
"Kareena had a prior commitment as she was supposed to perform at the awards ceremony. So, she was occupied the entire day rehearsing for it and gave her full attention to the ceremony," says a source close to Kareena.
The makers of Agent Vinod, however, stayed tight-lipped about her absence but an insider from the film unit says,"Saif consciously decided he wants the film to be promoted in its true sense and does not wish to trivialise the promotion by his relationship with Kareena.
As Saif and Kareena’s presence at one stage is bound to shift focus from the movie to their personal equation and impending marriage. So, he has planned to do promotional activities separately."
In an earlier interview, Saif had said, "I don’t want my relationship to become headlines when I want media to talk about my film, Agent Vinod."
As the Agent should unveil the look first, therefore Saif launched the first look of the movie alone. I will unveil my character in Delhi only on the 12th of February, post Ek Main Aur Ek Tu’s release
Kareena Kapoor, actor I don’t want my relationship to become headlines when I am promoting my film and therefore want the media to talk about my film.
Actor Saif Ali Khan had said in an earlier interview.