She was spotted in a handful of action sequences in the 2008 dud Tashan. And now, Kareena Kapoor is back to performing stunts in the upcoming spy thriller Agent Vinod starring beau Saif Ali Khan.
“Yes, it’s true. I have always stated that action stuff isn’t for me but for Agent Vinod, I ended up doing a lot of stunts,” confirms Kareena. The real-life couple has completed shooting for the Sriram Raghavan-directed venture which was beset with teething problems in its early stages and will finally release on March 23.
Kareena admits that Saif conned her into the deal, something she has refused to do in most other films. “He would keep saying, ‘it’s not tough. And you look very good doing stunts.’ And now, I keep telling Saif that he made me do stunts throughout the film saying the same thing,” she quips.
Earlier this year, Kareena had injured herself while shooting in New Delhi for a high-octane stunt sequence for the film. She had apparently suffered a sprained neck when she fell from a safety harness. The actor was supposed to eject from a helicopter using the harness and fire guns while at it. Despite her bruises, the actor continued shooting after taking painkillers and injections to stem the discomfort.
It’s believed that the Kapoor girl’s role in Agent Vinod has shades of grey, and the actor has performed her own stunts for the first time, for which she had to work on toning her body. Ask her what genre she and Saif will attempt next, and she says, “I would like to do a romantic film — something along the lines of Hum Tum (2004 movie directed by Kunal Kohli) — with Saif. I really hope someone soon offers us a story like that soon,” she says.
Rumours of the couple tying the knot after the release of the spy thriller reached a crescendo, especially after Saif’s father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passed away recently after a being ill for a while. The former cricket star was reportedly eager for the duo to settle down, especially since they’ve been together for about three years now.
Sources say that the wedding date has been set around the last week of March or the first week of April. The couple hasn’t officially annnounced their plans yet, and both were recently quoted as saying that all talks of tying the knot would have to wait for their film’s release.