Mumbai, Mar 27: Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan, who’s known to have directed thrillers like ‘Ek Hasina Thi’ and ‘Johnny Gaddar’ is now all set with his latest release ‘Agent Vinod’ capturing the silver screens all over the country this Friday. Raghavan talked about his notions during casting of an actress opposite Saif Ali Khan in the film. He wanted to have a first class actress who could play the mysterious character in the action thriller and Kareena was the one that ended their search. Raghavan believes that a heroine should have a specific character in the film along with the glamour that attracts the audience.
The fact that Kareena would have to be cast opposite her real life beau initially set a question mark before the casting team and nobody was sure if the combination is a good idea. Raghavan, during the process of production was convinced that they would satisfactorily justify their respective roles despite their off screen chemistry.
‘Agent Vinod’ took about 100 days to get produced unlike Raghavan’s other directions which generally takes about 50 days to get completed. Raghavan feels that they went wild and deep while writing the script for the film and that might be the reason for the unlikely extension.
After ‘Agent Vinod’, Raghavan, who is best known for his action thrillers is planning to get out of his comfort zone and experiment with different genres.