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Sriram Raghavan defends delaying Agent Vinod release

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Spy Thriller Agent Vinod, which is one among the most-anticipated movie of 2012, has taken long time to complete its work shooting and post-production works. But director Sriram Raghavan has defended the delay in the release of the film, who was to release in December 2011.

Talking to PTI, Sriram said, "We could have released the film last year, but then we had to rush up on post-production and then coming up in the same zone as that of Don 2, a successful franchise and then Mission Impossible, would not have been a good idea. Hence we thought of pushing it ahead by three-four months.”

The much-awaited film was in the middle of a number of controversies. There were reports about the "creative differences" between the director and Saif, about the songs and dance sequences being done at the behest of Saif, reports of the involvement of Saif on the edit table, etc. Then there was an alleged brawl between Saif and an NRI businessman at a restaurant recently.

"It was a dream project for both of us in a way, so two people's dream cannot be in sync. So whenever I used to write the script, I would narrate it to him and he used to give feedback, saying 'change this' and stuff like that, so this kind of thing I won't call it a creative difference," Sriram said.

"All the basic songs and dance were part of the film...so I am not that kind of a person, who would listen things and do it and neither is Saif of that kind. We used to do it in his studio, so he can walk in whenever he wants to watch, I don't think he has the patience to sit and edit the film. If we both had serious heated arguments and fights then we would not have continued."

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