November 9, 2011 03:53:33 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Kareena Kapoor continues to find herself in the middle of biggies. With RA.ONE through (which had incidentally released just a couple of months after BODYGUARD), it is time for her to now ignite promotion of AGENT VINOD. Announced over a year and a half back, this Sriram Raghavan film is now finally inching towards its eventual release date. A spy thriller with Saif Ali Khan in the title role, one wonders whether AGENT VINOD turned into a cause of frustration for the real life couple since the film saw a change in release timing every now and then.
"In October, we embarked upon the last schedule of the film," Kareena says with a sense of reassurance in her voice, "Honestly speaking, AGENT VINOD has taken just the right kind of time that a film of this scale really requires. It is just that since the film has been in news for such a long time, there is this perception amongst a few out there that it is taking time to complete."
"Do you know that it has some serious action sequences which are on the same scale as any other big budgeted James Bond kind of a film," Kareena continues in an animated tone, "The fact of the matter is that this is hardly the kind of a film that can be made fast. Unlike a comedy that can be wrapped up in 50 days, AGENT VINOD does require some elaborate shooting schedules spread over months."
On a parting note, Kareena adds, "It is a very big film and we are into the last leg now. Saif, Sriram and Dinesh (Vijan) are working out the logistics for the film's release. In the first quarter of next year, we would be definitely unveiling AGENT VINOD."
Though she is keeping cards close to her, sources indicate that the film is all set for February release.