Kolkata, Mar 3 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan on Friday breezed in Kolkata to promote his upcoming action thriller “Agent Vinod”.
At the event, American Tourister, a leading brand in the luggage category, announced its association with the movie starring Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead.
Commenting on the placement of American Tourister in the movie, Saif said: “The bags definitely added a certain amount of style and grace to my character. One can surely survive the world with an American Tourister.”
Talking about the same, Subrata Dutta, Managing Director, Samsonite South Asia Pvt. Ltd. said: “We take great pride in associating with a movie of such caliber as it reiterates our brand promise of maximum performance in the toughest conditions.”
When asked to Subrata about the two key factors that associates the brand with Saif, he said: “Both are tough and international.”
Showing more similarities between the movie and the brand, he said that Saif in the movie will be seen in both roles- serious and humorous. Similarly, the bags also have humorous side like it comes in different colours.
When asked to Saif that why they have chosen the name ‘Vinod’, he said: “Keeping in mind the majority of population it’s an appropriate and strong name.”
Saif, who has a liking for the song ‘Payar Ki Poongi’ from the film, said about his character: “He is a RAW agent and the less you know about him is better.”
Kareena was missing from the promotion and when asked about the reason, Saif said: “It is better to promote individually or else it will distract the attention from the film.”
The movie “Agent Vinod” has been written and directed by Sriram Raghavan and produced by Sail Ali Khan under his banner of Illuminati Films.
The movie is scheduled to hit the silver screen on Mar 23.
(Reporting by Tania Roy)