"I think Vinod is a universal name and you can see it written on the back of an autorikshaw. India is a very big country. There is a huge market out there apart from people who wear suits and speak English. So, we want to reach out to as many people with this film as possible. I think that what was the reason why we called it that," the 41-year-old said here at a promotional event.
Saif is not only starring in it, but it is being produced by his banner Illuminati Films.
The title "Agent Vinod" is same as the 1977 film that starrred Mahendra Sandhu as the protagonist.
Directed by Sriram Raghavan, "Agent Vinod" had been in the making for quite some time but Saif is unperturbed about the delay. "I think it’s a big film, it’s an interesting film. So, there were rumours from the beginning that the film is getting delayed or it’s getting over-budgeted. We don’t have to bother about these things."
"The minute the first trailer and then the second trailer will come out, people will stop thinking about all these things."
"Agent Vinod" is set for a March 23 release and Saif, 41, is expected to tie the knot with his long time girlfriend Kareena Kapoor, who also stars in the film, in the same month.
Meanwhile, Saif is busy shooting for "Cocktail", "Go Goa Gone" and "Race 2".