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  • | October 18th, 2012

    Newly married Saif Ali Khan gets a new sports bike!

    Newly married Saif Ali Khan gets a new sports bike!

    Nawab of Pataudi Saif Ali Khan, who tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Kareena Kapoor yesterday, is all set to impress his new bride by showcasing his ‘riding’ skills
    Brand new bridegroom Saif Ali Khan seems to be in the mood to zip around in the bylanes of Bandra with his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan. The newly married couple grabbed headlines for their much-talked about, much-awaited wedding. Click here to read more

  • | June 27th, 2012

    AGENT VINOD movie review: Not all guns blazing!

    AGENT VINOD movie review: Not all guns blazing!

    Agent Vinod could have been the coolest spy thriller to come out of India since it does not have too much competition in that department. But it misses the mark by a good margin. Director Sriram Raghavan loses the plot by trying too hard and packing in as much as he possibly could in one big budget flick
    Before you start watching Agent Vinod you have some expectations from it since you know at least three important things: Sriram Raghavan has directed two very underrated and understated but intelligent thrillers – Ek Haseena Thi and Johnny Gaddar , that he has waited five years for Agent Vinod to materialize and it’s Saif Ali Khan’s home production and his most ambitious project.
    To start with, the spy thriller has a perfect beginning. The story kicks off in Afghanistan where Agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) is being held hostage. The smart and daring character of Vinod is quickly established with his witty repartee and quirky manner of dealing with his enemy, followed by a well-shot action sequence in the desert and the slickly done title credits. Heavily inspired by A-Team! Click here to read more

  • | May 15th, 2012

    Who can play Charles Sobhraj better – Saif Ali Khan or Emraan Hashmi?

    Who can play Charles Sobhraj better – Saif Ali Khan or Emraan Hashmi?

    Saif Ali Khan has the edge over Emraan Hashmi, but after the stupendous success of The Dirty Picture and Jannat 2, Emraan may walk away with the meaty role
    Kumar Mangat, producer of unusual films like Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Bittoo Boss is gearing up for his next venture based on alleged serial killer Charles Sobhraj’s life. The film, which will be a mega-budget adventure thriller, has been costed at around Rs 40 crore. This is the same flick that Prawaal Raman was to direct with Sanjay Dutt in the lead a few years back. The project was shelved for some undisclosed reason. Click here to read more

  • | April 9th, 2012

    When ‘Agent Vinod’ called up ‘Krrish’ for advice

    When ‘Agent Vinod’ called up ‘Krrish’ for advice

    Saif Ali Khan who’s excited about the release of his upcoming mega-thriller Agent Vinod has admitted to have called up Hrithik Roshan for some tips for playing the daredevil spy
    Ask Saif Ali Khan about the discipline it requires to play a macho star and you will know that it’s a tiring job. The actor will be seen fighting bad men, somersaulting in cars and jumping off bridges in his film Agent Vinod, releasing this Friday. We hear that the 41-year-old actor did not enjoy preparing for the supreme action hero role. “All that yoga, dieting, it wasn’t fun,” said Saif in an interview to a daily. Click here to read more

  • | April 5th, 2012

    ‘Agent Vinod’ in trouble for plagiarising

    ‘Agent Vinod’ in trouble for plagiarising

    Saif Ali Khan’s Agent Vinod had barely recovered the money pumped into the ambitious project and the makers are already running into trouble for lifting songs from well known films without prior permission
    Agent Vinod is this year’s reasonably expensive film with the cost amounting to a whopping Rs 60 crore. By the end of March, the action-based spy thriller had recovered nearly Rs 40 crores but is still way below the mark for it to be considered a success. And now grappling with fresh controversies, the producers of the Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor starrer may have to cough up extra money. Click here to read more

  • | April 5th, 2012

    Sriram Raghavan: I don’t think anybody other than Saif Ali Khan can play ‘Agent Vinod’

    Sriram Raghavan: I don’t think anybody other than Saif Ali Khan can play ‘Agent Vinod’

    The director of Saif Ali Khan’s latest espionage thriller is anxious about the buzz surrounding his film. In a candid chat, he spoke to us about his passion for cinema and why he set Agent Vinod in so many countries despite knowing it could be a logistical nightmare and some more…
    Sriram Raghavan made an apologetic entry at Saif Ali Khan’s office since he was considerably late for the interview. The ice broke when we spoke about the subtle nuances of his earlier thrillers like Ek Haseena Thi and Johnny Gaddaar. The director, who has made only three films so far, said that he was aware that he wasn’t going to live for 200 years and he wants to make more movies (not money, he quickly added). As Sriram prepared himself for a string of interviews that had been scheduled for the day, we had a candid conversation with the director over some coffee. Click here to read more

  • | April 5th, 2012

    Saif Ali Khan: ‘Agent Vinod’ will not remind you of James Bond at all!

    Saif Ali Khan: ‘Agent Vinod’ will not remind you of James Bond at all!

    The new Nawab of Pataudi believes that India has a craving for a desi spy who fights larger-than-life odds on the international battlefield. With his upcoming film Agent Vinod, the actor-turned-producer is looking forward to capturing the collective imaginations of the Indian audience, but at the same time Saif Ali Khan maintains that Agent Vinod is not a James Bond flick!
    When he emerged on to the stage quite dramatically, Saif Ali Khan gave us hope that there can be a desi spy who can take on international conspiracies without being a wannabe replica of James Bond. Wearing a tuxedo, sporting a sexy stubble and toting guns, Saif’s entry at the first look of Agent Vinod was unconventional, imaginative and cool. He talked about his mega-ambitious project and revealed what Agent Vinod is all about! Click here to read more

  • | March 26th, 2012

    ‘Agent Vinod’ is Saif Ali Khan’s biggest opening

    ‘Agent Vinod’ is Saif Ali Khan’s biggest opening

    The ambitious spy-thriller may not be raking in the big moolah it was expected to earn, but has managed to become Saif’s biggest opening till date, bringing in over Rs 30 crores in the first weekend!
    Director Sriram Raghavan’s Agent Vinod may not have received great reviews and the film may not be able to achieve the Rs 100 crore mark as its producer and actor Saif Ali Khan was expecting, but things are still looking up for the film. Agent Vinod managed to pull in Rs 10 crore on its first day, making it Saif’s biggest opening till date. Before the release of the film, this position was occupied by the actor’s last home production, Love Aaj Kal. Click here to read more

  • | March 16th, 2012

    Pyar ki pungi: Pritam is inspired yet again

    Pyar ki pungi: Pritam is inspired yet again

    Even as Saif tries to woo his audience with this song, we find out that it’s uncannily similar to a song by the Iranian underground pop group Barobax
    It’s really not surprising to find out that Pritam has yet again found inspiration in an international track. His much-talked about Pyar Ki Pungi from Agent Vinod is very similar to the song Soosan Khanoom by an Iranian underground band called Barobax. The starting beats of the songs are exactly the same, in fact. Later, Pritam goes on to a slightly different tune before coming back to the original in the music after the chorus and the rap portion in the stanza, which are again exactly like the Barobax song. Click here to read more

  • | March 6th, 2012

    Is Kareena Kapoor playing a terrorist in ‘Agent Vinod’?

    Is Kareena Kapoor playing a terrorist in ‘Agent Vinod’?


    As mysterious as she is beautiful, Kareena Kapoor’s character, Dr Ruby in Agent Vinod, seems to have many layers
    Watch the high-octane, action-filled promo of Agent Vinod and it’s clear that Saif is a secret agent on a mission. But think of KareenaKapoor and you don’t know much beyond the fact that she does a mujra in the film! What exactly is Bebo doing in this spy thriller then? Click here to read more

  • | March 3rd, 2012

    Sriram Raghavan: ‘Agent Vinod’ is intelligent entertainer

    Sriram Raghavan: ‘Agent Vinod’ is intelligent entertainer

    Known for his penchant for dark thrillers, director Sriram Raghavan is super-excited about his fast-paced spy film Agent Vinod, starring the currently-controversial Saif Ali Khan and his lady love, Kareena Kapoor
    He’s gentle and easy to talk to. Director Sriram Raghavan is a man of few words. Striking up a conversation with him is uncomplicated, especially when you break the ice and get the man talking about his passion for cinema. Sustaining the chat, however, becomes a challenge as the 48-year-old keeps it precise, simple and effective. Click here to read more

  • | February 29th, 2012

    Why can’t Saif Ali Khan be a gentleman?

    Why can’t Saif Ali Khan be a gentleman?

    After the recent brawl episode brought his argumentative side to the light, Saif admits that even though he has a polite side to him, he can get confrontational if provoked
    Saif Ali Khan is miffed with the way in which he’s being portrayed in the media after his punching incident at the Taj hotel. Almost a week after that infamous brawl, the Agent Vinod actor has come out and accepted that celebrities do need to set examples by being more responsible and should not lose their temper. Click here to read more

  • | February 10th, 2012

    Kareena Kapoor’s ‘Agent Vinod’ mujra number

    Kareena Kapoor’s ‘Agent Vinod’ mujra number

    Bebo looks like a million bucks, but her dance moves in the song aren’t worth anywhere near that much!
    The teaser promo of Kareena Kapoor’s mujra song, Dil mera muft ka from Agent Vinod is just out and we must say that Bebo’s trying really hard to get the classic adaayein right. Did she manage to? We don’t think so. The thing is, our gal has a lot of comparisons to deal with. Some of her predecessors have set the standards for a filmi mujra too high to easily reach up to – like Rekha’s class act in Dil cheez kya hai from Umrao Jaan, followed by Aishwarya Rai’s graceful dance in the newer version of the same movie and Madhuri Dixit’s silky-sexy moves in Maar dala from Devdas. Click here to read more

  • | February 9th, 2012

    Saif Ali Khan follows Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan

    Saif Ali Khan follows Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan

    Saif has denied that Agent Vinod is just like a James Bond film, but the star aspires to make it into a series just like the 007 flicks….this continuity is something that most B-town’s top stars have been aiming for
    Bollywood’s male stars have been chasing films that can get them a long running and successful franchise. Almost every big star has one now and those who don’t are scouting for a brand new potential series. And why not! After all, it becomes a star-exclusive product and a money spinning machine too. The only thing they need to build a successful franchise is an open-ended plot with one super character who can continue to evolve and entertain through interesting stories. Click here to read more

  • | January 30th, 2012

    Did Kareena Kapoor oust Priyanka Chopra from ‘Agent Vinod’ song?

    Did Kareena Kapoor oust Priyanka Chopra from ‘Agent Vinod’ song?

    Though the makers of the film and the actors in it are tight-lipped about the story, the fact remains that Priyanka Chopra was originally invited to do a traditional mujra in Agent Vinod. Apparently it was Kareena who put her foot down and insisted on doing the ‘item number’ herself instead of letting her long time rival steal any of the thunder
     Agent Vinod is Saif Ali Khan’s baby. The Nawab of Pataudi turned producer because he always wanted to do a film of this scale. This is Saif’s second film as a producer after Love Aaj Kal and the 41-year-old will be romancing real-life love Kareena Kapoor in the film. It’s an open secret that if you produce a movie, it gives you the power to select a star cast of your choice. At least that’s how it works in Bollywood. We heard that the director of the film Sriram Raghavan was keen to have a classical mujra in Agent Vinod and his first choice to do the number was Priyanka Chopra. But when Kareena found out about it – a little birdie told us with much wicked chortling – she was not particularly happy about the director’s choice and influenced producer-beau Saif to picturise the song on hers rather than letting arch-rival PC steal the limelight with her sexy moves. Click here to read more