Now, Sriram Raghavan dabbles in sci-fi

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2012, 12:44 PM IST

Mumbai: After making a thriller, filmmaker Sriram Raghavan now wants to experiment with other genres and says his next directorial venture `Happy Birthday` will be a sci-fi movie.

Raghavan, who first made `Ek Hasina Thi` with Saif Ali Khan and Urmila Matondkar, is right now gearing up for the release of his spy thriller `Agent Vinod`. Starring Saif in the lead role. The film is releasing Friday.

"I had finished certain amount of script of `Happy Birthday`. I will reopen it in next two months. I have not worked on it for a while. Till `Agent Vinod` releases, I am in this world. After that, I will think about it," Raghavan told reporters.

"`Happy Birthday` is a science fiction film. We wanted John and Aishwarya for it-two-and-a-half years back. Now I don`t know what the status is," he added.

However, the reports were that `Happy Birthday` was to go on the floors even before `Agent Vinod`, but Raghavan said: "I was not happy with the climax of `Happy Birthday`. I was not sure about it earlier.

"I thought I will shoot the climax and leave it. But that was too risky to leave it like that. By the time I cracked the climax, I had two other projects in my hands including `Agent Vinod`," the 48-year-old said.

IANS