First look of 'Agent Vinod' released

Saif Ali Khan’s next production ‘Agent Vinod’ is slated for 23rd March release and the first look of the film is released. The poster looks very stylish with Saif showing his back and holding a gun in his hand. In the film, he plays a spy. Kareena is playing his ladylove and she will be seen doing lots of stunts.

Saif is producing the film under his banner Illuminati Films. The first trailer of the movie will be released with Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Agneepath’ which is slated for January 26 release. The film has been directed by Sriram Raghavan.

According to Raghavan, the film is "the story of a spy [...] It is a realistic film and not a spoof or comic James Bond. It is full of action pieces, thrills, and characters." The music of the film has been scored by Pritam. Saif Ali Khan will be seen as Agent Vinod and Kareena Kapoor as Iram.

Confirmed: Saif, Kareena to tie the knot in April

2012 will see a royal Bollywood wedding of Nawab of Pataudi and actor Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The duo has already started planning for the big day. They are waiting for ‘Agent Vinod’ to hit the silver screen on 23rd March. The highly awaited royal wedding will take place anytime around April.

a source said, “‘Agent Vinod’ is Saif Ali Khan’s first production venture. So Kareena and Saif were waiting to complete the shooting for this film and now shoot is over and the couple has left for their holidays. After coming from holidays they have planned promotional work and soon after March 23 they will tie the knot in the first week of April and then Saif-Kareena will go for their honeymoon.”

Apparently, April is confirmed but the exact marriage day is yet to be revealed. “Kareena doesn’t want it to make delay anymore. She even started for planning for her big day,” added the source.

Well, we wish Saifeena a happy wedding in advance.

Delay in Heroine Movie Due to Saif-Kareena Wedding?

His first Heroine (Ash) was expecting a baby and had to go on maternity leave, temporarily halting the shoot of the film. And now Madhur Bhandarkar’s lead actress is getting married, which again alters the plans for his ambitious project. Mumbai Mirror has learnt that even before the current schedule of Heroine can end, the second leg of the shoot has been rescheduled as Kareena is to wed her beau Saif Ali Khan around the same time. A friend of the director revealed to us that the second schedule, initially slated to start from the end of January, has been pushed ahead to the middle of February.

The film’s producer Siddharth Roy Kapoor of UTV, who had announced last week that the next schedule of Heroine was to commence “from the end of February to April-May” and then later stated the change in the filming dates, refrained from divulging any further details. When contacted, Bhandarkar also confirmed the change in schedule, saying, “Yes, the second schedule of Heroine will now start in the middle of February instead of the end of January.”

Bhandarkar’s friend explained, “The idea is to complete the second schedule by the middle of March instead of the end of April, so that Kareena can attend to her wedding and personal life in March and April before she returns to work in May.”

According to the director’s friend, Kareena was reluctant to take a break in the middle of the schedule for her wedding. “There is a reason why this decision has been taken. The plan is to complete the schedule, so that Kareena’s performance remains consistent and doesn’t lose the intensity the role demands amidst her wedding plans. This way she gets to enjoy her wedding and honeymoon, before resuming work,” added Bhandarkar’s friend.

'We are quite confident of Agent Vinod'

Your partner Kareena Kapoor has worked with all the Khans in the industry -- Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman. Who do you think she pairs the best with?

In reel or real life, I have to say she pairs the best with me and I wouldn't even think of anyone else in my place. 

Movies that are made today are getting promoted endlessly for months.Agent Vinod is just a month away from release and you guys have just started. Were you afraid of overkill?

It depends on a number of reasons. Overkill is surely one of them. But also what happens when you stretch the film too much with promotions and the release is relatively far, people start imagining their own film, and later if it doesn't turn out that way, they are disappointed. 

Timing is really important. We didn't want to go into that territory. And two months is a lot of time for promotions. 

Kareena Kapoor doing a mujra in Saif's Agent Vinod

Actress Kareena Kapoor may not be a trained Kathak dancer, but she underwent vigorous training to be perfect for doing a mujra, which is an elaborate dance form developed in medieval era, in the upcoming movie Agent Vinod, says her beau Saif Ali Khan. The film, which is directed by Sriram Raghavan, will finally release on March 23. 

Talking about Kareena Kapoor's role, Saif Ali Khan told PTI, "There is a very strong role for the girl's character. The presentation and treatment of it is something different. She does justice to the role and the role does justice to her. She is very good in the film." 

The Bollywood actor-cum-producer added, "We have a classic 'mujra' which we haven't seen in a long time. It is again a decision that we took after a lot of thinking; should we do an item, should we get another big star and do something really hot. But most Hindi films today have hot songs. Hot in terms of outfits they are wearing and the presentation of the camera." 

Saif Ali Khan further revealed, "So we thought we will go in a slightly different way and try and make it different in terms of music, expression. I believe Dinesh Vijan (co-producer) was also pushing for mujra than a raunchy kind of item song. We need to make our item a little different, so we did this."

Kareena or Katrina, who will bag KJo-Ekta's next?

As per earlier reports, producer Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor have teamed up to make a love story with a twist. Ekta said, 'The film is an urban take on love - it is quirky, edgy, dramatic and intense.' They also made an announcement that the casting will be made in few days.

Being among the top filmmakers, the duo wants to cast top actress as their leading lady. Apparently, there are some hindrances due to the differences in opinion between them. While KJo prefers casting Kareena Kapoor, Ekta thinks Katrina Kaif is best suited for the role.


It is obvious that Bebo is Karan's first choice as they have worked together in KABHIE KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM, KURBAAN, WE ARE FAMILY and now EK MAIN AUR EKK TU. Other than this, they have also been good friends.

On the contrary, Ekta has signed Kareena for ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI 2 and hence wants to see Katrina as her leading lady for the film. Seems, Ekta doesn't want to be emotional unlike Karan.

Anyways, only time will say who'll bag the role - Kareena Kapoor or Katrina Kaif.

Kareena Kapoor sheds feminine image for Saif Ali Khan's Agent Vinod

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor has always maintained that she loves romantic and glamorous roles but she has apparently shed her feminine image and done some real action sequences for upcoming film 'Agent Vinod', produced by her beau Saif Ali Khan. Saif, the central character in the spy thriller, said that his leading lady was initially hesitant in doing stunts but later agreed and she has done a commendable job. 

Since 'Agent Vinod' is an action flick, stunts are bound to be an integral part of it. Even the promos show hard core action and chasing sequences of car and bikes. "She (Kareena) had said she does not like doing action but she is very good at it. She has got pretty intense expression when she does it. She was very very good while doing it (stunts)," Saif maintained.

Last year, Kareena had injured herself while shooting in New Delhi for a high-octane stunt sequence for the film. Interestingly, even Saif had a tough time doing action and ended hurting himself quite often. "As far as me doing action, I thought it would be fun but every inch of my body was bruised and coloured in some amazing purple, yellow blotches...I had not seen something like this ever. I have done everything myself which I am excited about," the National Award winning actor said. 

"In love stories you need proper timing, I thought action would be easy, but it is is physically very demanding," the 41-year-old actor stated. Usually, in spy thrillers heroines are often used as a prop and do not have proper characters, but Saif insists his leading lady has a strong role.

Kareena, Saif to announce marriage after Agent Vinod release

Amidst constant rumours of her marriage with beau Saif Ali Khan, actress Kareena Kapoor has revealed that she would make an announcement about wedding only after the release of their upcoming filmAgent Vinod. The action thriller film, directed by Sriram Raghavan, is scheduled to release in 2012, but no exact date has been finalised as yet. According to media reports, the marriage is likely to take place between February-March next year. 

The actress was present at the first look launch of Karan Johar's Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu in Mumbai yesterday. When quizzed over her marriage, Kareena said, "Both Saif and me are waiting forAgent Vinod to release. Once it releases, we will announce the marriage." 

Meanwhile, Karan Johar mocked the constant marriage buzz by saying, "I am tying the knot with Kareena for the entire month of February. She would be there for pre- and post-promotions of Ek Main Aur Ek Tu." 

However, UTV Motion Pictures is producing Kareena Kapoor's two upcoming films Ek Main Aur Ek Tuand Heroine. Talking about the movies, CEO of UTV, Siddharth Roy Kapoor said that the actress would be shooting with them in March for Heroine.

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor to break up?

New Delhi: Actor Saif Ali Khan has denied reports that he and his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor are going through a rough patch, saying they are happy together.
Apparently, there were rumours that the couple have been fighting too much off late. Initially, it was about them being too busy with work and not spending enough time together. Kareena has about four releases this year, she has shoots lined up with Aamir, Shahrukh and Salman Khan. To add to it she has a couple of endorsement deals to keep as well. While Saif is busy with his home production, Agent Vinod, Prakash Jha's Aarakshan and Cocktail.
The other issue is Bebo's spending ways. Rumours are that the couple have been arguing over finances, while Saif doesn't mind splurging on his girlfriend but her family holidays are a matter of concern. Good news is that apparently, Kareena recently went to London not just for her waxwork but also to spend time with Saif and to resolve the issues.

But Saif denies all the rumours and states that all is bliss in paradise.
"I would like to reassure our fans and well-wishers that all is well with Kareena and I...we are working hard but we always make time for each other. All these rumours are disturbing and untrue...especially when families are brought into it in such bad taste. I wouldn't like to say anymore except we are very happy together," Saif, 40, said in a press statement.
Saif and Kareena, 30, who are considered one of the hottest couples in Bollywood, are seeing each other for the past four years. And they even featured together in films like Tashan and Kurbaan.
"The news has deeply disturbed both the couple and their respective families. They have always been open about their relationship and are alarmed with these rumors planted by people with vested interests," said a source.

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