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Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan, who is eagerly awaiting audience reactions to Agent Vinod, says he might plan a sequel to the spy thriller, and that too in 3D.

“I don’t understand 3D and don’t enjoy it, but my son does. So, maybe for the larger portion of audiences, one should consider it for sequel,” Saif told reporters.

“I didn’t consider going for it this time. There was some talk earlier though. If it becomes a big action movie, then it is a good idea to shoot it in 3D,” he added.

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“Agent Vinod” is directed by Sriram Raghavan, and features Saif’s real life lady love Kareena Kapoor.

Saif says if at all a sequel takes shape, the character of Vinod will be staple.

“It will be the same Vinod with another cast for the sequels if at all it comes. It is too early to discuss right now,” the 41-year-old said.

Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan has said it is a shame that Pakistan’s Censor board has banned the release of Agent Vinod in that country.

The Bollywood film has been banned in Pakistan as the movie contains references to the ISI that could hurt the sentiments of Pakistani people.

“It is a shame that the movie is banned, with no offence to anyone, as the idea is to have open films between the two countries. I was proud that this film was to release there,” Saif said at an event here today.

“In fact the heroine in our film is a Pakistani girl. We were hoping that they would appreciate that,” he added.

The 41-year-old actor, who plays a RAW agent in the film with girlfriend Kareena Kapoor in the female lead, said that Agent Vinod has drawn references from the real-life tension between Pakistan and India.

“This is a realistic kind of a thriller. We have shown that there are some negative elements in Pakistan towards India and their Censor have a problem showing that.

“We have shown a few most-wanted criminals, those that are harboured in Pakistan, which is a known fact. May be they have taken offence to that. But ultimately we want a RAW agent to win and baddies to lose.

“If they are uncomfortable with that then they should publicise that fact that they are banning Agent Vinod in Pakistan,” said Saif.

The actor also said that the ban in Pakistan will also lead to increase in its piracy.

“Pakistan forms a large portion of our audience. The minute you put a censorship or ban, people will make sure they watch it. And we want them to see the film. In fact we wanted them to see the mujra performed by Kareena.

“It is a shame that they could not see the film in the best way possible. But we tried our best,” said Saif.

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Friday said she hopes to settle down with beau Saif Ali Khan and become the ‘Begum of Pataudi’ by the “end of this year”.
“Hopefully, by the end of this year,” Kareena said at the India Today Conclave 2012 here, following a question about her D-day.
“I am working on ‘Heroine’ and I need to finish the film first. But we’re not going to announce the date yet.
I don’t understand why the entire nation is in a hurry to make me the Begum of Pataudi. There’s no rush. Obviously people have to be patient,” she added.
The 31-year-old has been romantically with Saif, 10 years her senior, since 2007.
Saif was anointed the 10th Nawab of Pataudi in 2011, after his father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s death.

Ajay Devgn blows up 50 cars at an average, especially when he joins hands with Rohit Shetty, case in point being SINGHAM and GOLMAAL series. Shahrukh Khan too went many steps ahead when he destroyed an entire car yard in RA.ONE. He did show restrain in DON 2 though one waits to see how many explosions Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan create in their upcoming action outings ROWDY RATHORE and EK THA TIGER. However one man who doesn’t wish to over indulge in such brand of action is Saif Ali Khan.

”He as well as director Sriram Raghavan was of the opinion that despite the central protagonist being an agent here, they wouldn’t be blowing cars all over the city,” informs a source attached to the film, ”They were sure that nothing would be a part of the narrative if it was rather unnecessary.”
Another line of thought that Saif and Sriram carried was the familiarity factor that Indian audience are carrying today when it comes to action imports from the West. With dubbed versions of BAD BOYS and FAST AND THE FURIOUS series reaching the nook and corner of the country, the makers felt that it would be futile to try bettering sequences from these films.
”When you are working at a budget which is less than 5% of such films, why try to be over-smart and shoot something for your personal gratification,” adds Sriram, ‘I would rather shoot something that is absolute necessary and takes the story forward. This is what I have done by varying my action sequences in a way that each of them manages its own individuality without seeming overdone.”

An agent who doesn’t overdo his act? Well, we would certainly like to see his modus operandi at play here!