Kareena Kapoor resumed shooting for Agent Vinod at Filmistan Studio yesterday. Shrugging off rumours that she had held-up boyfriend Saif Ali Khan’s home production and allotted dates to Salman Khan’s recently released Bodyguard and the Aamir Khan cop caper, Dhuan, the actor says, “They were filming five major action sequences that did not feature me. Since my solo action shots had already been canned, I moved to Bodyguard that was coming up for release. Even Saif was busy with his other film, Cocktail. I was waiting for him to finish before we resumed work on Agent Vinod.”
During the course of the weeklong schedule, Kareena will be shooting an action-packed song and hopes to wrap up the film by September. Saif, who was called away to New Delhi when his father Mansoor Ali Khan suddenly fell ill with a lung infection, joined her on the set on Monday.
Peeved over constant media speculation about keeping Saif dangling, Kareena points out that her producer-beau was well aware that she was juggling five big films this year — Salman Khan’s Bodyguard that opened this Eid, Shah Rukh Khan’s Diwali sparkler RA.One, Aamir Khan’s Dhuan that comes on Republic Day followed by nephew Imran’s Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu that releases on Valentine’s Day and then Agent Vinod, which could release in December or early next year. “It’s unlikely that I’d delay Saif’s film. What’s his is mine too, so Agent Vinod is as much my baby as it is Saif’s,” she asserts.
Meanwhile Kareena is excited about Bodyguard’s historic march at the box-office. “Ever since the first promo was unveiled I’ve been waiting for Eid,” she says, adding, “I knew that it was a perfect festival release, the right film with the right mood. It’s one of my best roles. Divya is a lot like Geet from Jab We Met (2007), the girl-next-door, who everyone loves. My fans want to see this the kind of Kareena.”