Saif Ali Khan refutes rumours of girlfriend Kareena holding up his home production, insists that Agent Vinod is on track.

Speculations are rife that Saif Ali Khan’s second production, Agent Vinod, has missed its December 9 deadline and been pushed forward to 2012. And one of the reasons for the delay is steady date Kareena Kapoor, who is giving priority to other movies like Aamir Khan-starrer, An Act Of Murder, Salman Khan’s Eid release, Bodyguard and Shah Rukh Khan’s superhero fantasy flick, RA.One that opens this Diwali, over her beau’s production.

But Saif refutes the rumour saying, “Kareena gives as much importance to my movie as she does to any other she is associated with. But we’re all busy and she can’t be shooting only for Agent Vinod indefinitely.

She’s already given us more dates than we had asked for initially and has been really accommodating. But she has other commitments too that she can’t turn away from. She will be back shooting for us soon.”

He points out that even he took a break from his own production to shoot for Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan and then his third production, Cocktail, which flagged off in London last month.

Even after returning to Mumbai, he’s been busy with other assignments, but director Sriram Raghavan has been filming scenes that do not require Kareena and him. He too will rejoin the shoot soon.

The actor-producer shrugs off talk of “creative differences” with Sriram because schedules and budget have reportedly gone haywire. “I love Sriram’s mind and this is his best work yet,” he reiterates.

Why then is he sitting in on the film’s editing? “Who told you I was? If I had to make my own movie, why would I sign someone else?” he retorts, asserting that the film will be out in December. “Since it’s an action thriller with plenty of mind-boggling stunts and special effects, it’s been a tough movie to shoot. But it will definitely be in theatres by the end of this year.”

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