Mumbai: Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor has always maintained that she loves romantic and glamorous roles but she has apparently shed her feminine image and done some real action sequences for upcoming film `Agent Vinod`, produced by her beau Saif Ali Khan.
Saif, the central character in the spy thriller, has said his leading lady was initially hesitant in doing stunts but later agreed and she has done a commendable job.
Since `Agent Vinod` is an action flick, stunts are bound to be an integral part of it. Even the promos show hard core action and chasing sequences of car and bikes.
"She (Kareena) had said she does not like doing action but she is very good at it. She has got pretty intense expression when she does it. She was very very good while doing it (stunts)," Saif maintained.
Last year, Kareena had injured herself while shooting in New Delhi for a high-octane stunt sequence for the film.
Interestingly, even Saif had a tough time doing action and ended hurting himself quite often.
"As far as me doing action, I thought it would be fun but every inch of my body was bruised and coloured in some amazing purple, yellow blotches...I had not seen something like this ever. I have done everything myself which I am excited about," the National Award winning actor said.
"In love stories you need proper timing, I thought action would be easy, but it is not...it is physically very demanding," the 41-year-old actor stated.
Usually, in spy thrillers heroines are often used as a prop and do not have proper characters, but Saif insists his leading lady has a strong role.