`Agent Vinod` to become a franchise?

Last Updated: Feb 06, 2012, 12:28 PM IST

Mumbai: Even before the release of the much-awaited action-spy movie `Agent Vinod`, actor Saif Ali Khan has expressed his desire of making it a franchise.

Produced by Saif under the banner of Illuminati Films, `Agent Vinod` features Saif along with his real life lady-love Kareena Kapoor.

If `Agent Vinod` turns out to be a box-office hit, then Saif would consider making sequels to it, much like the `James Bond` series, of which, approximately 22 films have been made so far.

When asked about it, Saif said, "Hope so, if the film does well and audiences likes it. If it is popular, then of course we will look forward to making it a series."

The Sriram Raghavan-directed venture, which was beset with teething problems in its early stages, will finally release on March 23.

"It is a big and interesting film so it is bound to be in news be it for the delay or the film getting over-budget.

We don`t have to bother about it. The minute the first trailer comes out, nobody thinks why delay...late and all," Saif said.

"Films take time and we were little inexperienced, as we thought we can do it one year. But with the kind of action, the kind of locations we are shooting in, the kind of things we did for the movie...these things took a longer time than I thought of. But it doesn`t matter. As we all are satisfied with the finished product and happy to share it with everyone," he said.

PTI