December 31, 2011 04:03:04 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
They may have played friends turned foes in OMKARA but seems like there is some trouble in paradise leading to off screen battle as well. Unbelievable as it may sound but Saif Ali Khan's dream project AGENT VINOD has been delayed all over again after being pushed ahead from February to March. While the constant flip-flop around the release plan is hardly the kind of situation either Saif or Kareena would have wanted to be in, there is also some heartburn reserved for Ajay Devgn since the film is now clashing with his TEZZ heads-on.
AJAY DEVGN and SAIF ALI KHANE
''I don't remember when was the last time a big film saw a change in plan so often,' says a trade follower, 'AGENT VINOD was earlier supposed to arrive in the middle of this year. Then it got pushed to December. Post that it was pitched around the Valentine's Day in February and now it is March. I hope this time around it is final.'' CHECK OUT: Ajay and Saif make way for Shahrukh and Akshay
Incidentally TEZZ has been threatened by AGENT VINOD in as many as two instances, first in December and now in March. The Ajay Devgn starrer too has faced its own challenges in reaching the finishing line (a song along with a 10 day shoot still remains for the film) and while the makers had earlier announced that 23rd March was going be the D-day by all means, arrival of AGENT VINOD on the same day may well lead to some rethinking on their part.
While Ajay has kept mum around the release of TEZZ so far, Kareena is gung ho about AGENT VINOD and feels that not much needs to be read in the 'slight delay' that the film is seeing. She says, ''Saif and (director) Sriram Raghavan have worked together in EK HASINA THI and share an amazing working relationship. They understand each other's world and this is what's going to make AGENT VINOD really special for them. The film is taking some time but that's because it is our baby and we want the best product for the audience.''
Well, the million dollar question is whether this would be enough to change Ajay's heart?