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Raghavan: I'm partial towards thriller genre

Raghavan: I'm partial towards thriller genre

Raghavan made his debut with 'Ek Hasina Thi' (2004), a dark thriller, starring Saif Ali Khan and Urmila Matondkar.

Mumbai: Besides his earlier two films 'Ek Hasina Thi' and 'Johnny Gaddaar', his upcoming 'Agent Vinod', too, is a thriller and director Sriram Raghavan says he is 'partial' towards this genre of movies.

He made his debut as a director in Bollywood with 'Ek Hasina Thi' (2004), a dark thriller, starring Saif Ali Khan and Urmila Matondkar. The film received rave reviews upon release and Saif's negative character was appreciated by all.

He then went on to direct another thriller, 'Johnny Gaddaar' (2007), which marked the debut of actor Neil Nitin Mukesh. The film received critical acclaim.

Now, Sriram is ready with yet another thriller- 'Agent Vinod' starring Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead.

"There are a lot of other things to do in a thriller genre, like 'Ek Hasina Thi' was a revenge drama, 'Johnny Gaddar' (about a) thief and 'Agent Vinod' is a spy thriller. I think within a genre, we can show so many facets to a thriller," Sriram told PTI in an interview.

"I am partial to thrillers. If somebody gives me a script like 'King's Speech' to do, I would love to do it," he said.

'The King's Speech' is a 2010 British historical drama directed by Tom Hooper. The film was a huge hit. But Sriram's next directorial venture 'Agent Vinod', a

spy thriller, did not have a smooth ride as it faced several glitches. However, the film is now finally up for release on March 23.

"There were various reasons for the delay of the film. When we started shooting, we had the script, as it is a very ambitious film, we shot it in various countries. We needed time to prepare things in between, doing recee for schedules, action shots, etc." Sriram said.

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first published:March 20, 2012, 19:19 IST