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Dismissing any similarities with fictional spy agent James Bond, Bollywood actor-producer Saif Ali Khan says his character in ” Agent Vinod” is totally desi.

The much-awaited action-spy film, with Saif and his real life lady love Kareena Kapoor, is ready for release. And comparisons with the “James Bond” series are inevitable, says Saif.

“Any audience who comes to see the film will think that we have done an Indian James Bond. This is a very stupid thing to do because firstly, James Bond is a completely English character,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the launch of the first poster of the movie.

“From the first scene of the film, you will realise that this is an Indian hero who is very different to the Bond character because we didn’t want to make a copy of the Bond film,” added Saif.

However, if “Agent Vinod” turns out to be a box office success, Saif might consider making sequels to it, a la the “James Bond” series, of which 22 films have been made so far. The 23rd is in the process of being made.

“If the film does well, it depends on the audience. If the picture becomes popular, then of course we will look forward to making a series,” said Saif.

Directed by Sriram Raghavan, the action-loaded film is slated to release March 23.

The long-delayed Saif Ali Khan production venture ‘Agent Vinod’ has been completed and the film will release March 23, says director Sriram Raghavan. Raghavan revealed that the celebrity couple – Saif and Kareena Kapoor – shot for the last day of ‘Agent Vinod’ on December 24.
“My shooting with Saif and Kareena is over. We are all done. Saif and Kareena did their last shooting for my film on December 24 and left for their holiday. We are now in post-production work. The release date is March 23,” said the director known for making thrillers ‘Ek Hasina Thi’ and ‘Johnny Gaddaar’.
The Kareena-Saif wedding would follow in the last week of March or the first week of April and the next schedule of Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Heroine’ has been advanced from the end of February to the middle of February to accommodate the promotion and release of ‘Agent Vinod’ into Kareena’s clogged schedule, followed by the wedding and honeymoon.