But reality came down knocking hard when Kurbaan sank. The directors he liked, Siddharth Anand and Imtiaz Ali had shifted to Ranbir and he had no project in his hand. That"s when he started off Agent Vinod at the fastest speed possible.
Directed by Sriram Raghavan, the film"s script has been fixed. Kareena, who was working on Karan Johar"s Stepmom and was about to sign another film with Aamir Khan after 3 Idiots, has been asked to keep herself free for Agent Vinod. Saif is pinning all his hopes on this film as it is his only film along with being a home production. According to Sriram, the film will begin shooting in March for a few days in Mumbai and then move on to Morocco.
Saif Ali Khan is worried now. The actor, who had relaxed for a fair bit after Love Aaj Kal was a hit, is now tensed. He didn"t sign any films after Love Aaj Kal merely because he thought the scripts were run-of-the-mill or not the central roles. He was certain Kurbaan, which was a Karan Johar film and starred opposite him his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor would be a success. So, even though his second home production, Agent Vinod, got delayed, he wasn"t bothered.