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People tend to forget we are basically actors: Saif Ali Khan

Saif says it is the “most shallow” reason to see a film just because two people are involved off-screen as well.

Written by Agencies | Kolkata | Published: March 3, 2012 11:38:55 am

Actor Saif Ali Khan says people tend to forget that he and his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor are basically actors and it is the “most shallow” reason to see a film just because two people are involved off-screen as well.

“People forget that we are actors as well. Whenever we are together people tend to see us more as a couple. They stop thinking that we are basically actors.

“The USP of a film will be different for different people. But I think this is the most shallow reason to watch a film just because two people who are involved off-screen as well as acting in the film. This should not matter,” Saif said at a promotional event.

Asked whether the increasing focus on his personal life was affecting his career,he said,“I don’t think so. All these things don’t last long. These are sensational and silly things.”

Last week,the 41-year-old made headlines after being arrested and released on bail for allegedly beating up an NRI businessman at a five-star restaurant in Mumbai.

Asked why Kareena,his co-star in the upcoming film ‘Agent Vinod’,has stayed away from its promotions so far,he said,“It is not a strategy at all. I think it’s important for us to talk as individual actors as well… It is not required for the two of us to be present together everywhere,” he said.

Action-thriller ‘Agent Vinod’ is made at a budget of around Rs 50 crore and will see Saif play a spy agent. The film will be release on March 23.

“For the first time in my 20-year-old career,my film is not for a sophisticated audience,but for a majority of the people,” he said referring to his earlier works like ‘Hum Tum’ and ‘Salaam Namaste’.

Describing his new film’s story as an original idea,Saif,who is also producing the project,said the film has elements of a ‘James Bond’ film and the adventures ‘TinTin’.

“A film of this genre has not been made in India for a long time. We have tried to sum up all the films of this genre made in the 1970’s,” Saif said.

He also added that to give the audiences a ‘desi’ feeling,a ‘mujra’ was chosen in place of an item song.

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