Playing it Saif: no sequel for Agent Vinod

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor at Agent Vinod screening in Mumbai.

Last year, around the time Saif Ali Khan was preparing to launch his spy thriller Agent Vinod, there were talks of a 3D sequel to his home production. But a year later, he has an honest confession to make. Conceding he has no such plans, Saif says, “Agent Vinod wasn’t liked as much as we expected for it to deserve a sequel.”

But that doesn’t mean that the Cocktail (2012) star is shying away from the genre. “I will surely do another film on armed forces in an action-thriller format. But it won’t be Agent Vinod 2. My producer partner (Dinesh Vijan) though feels I shouldn’t do it right now. So I am taking a break,” says the actor.

Saif Ali Khan, whose next release is going to be Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2, believes that this film has turned out better than part one. “Unlike the first part, this one has better action and glamour. It has a U/A certificate, so you can watch it with your mother and sister. It is a universal thriller film,” he says.

At the moment, Saif is busy shooting for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullet Raja. “Tigmanshu is a sorted director. And I love to get into a space where you look rustic, wear not-so-expensive clothes and still create some sort of style statement. Plus, it’s macho, hard-hitting kind of cinema, which I have always been very fond of,” he says. He rubbishes rumours, however, that his character will be similar to his Langda Tyagi in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara (2006).


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