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'Agent Vinod is a superhero'

May 05, 2011 18:26 IST

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan is gearing up to walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this month, and he's quite ecstatic about it.

"It's quite exciting to be a part of such a big film festival where international movies compete and are showcased," he says.

The actor is quite nervous about the experience as well, as he says, "I am a little nervous because all I am thinking is that I should be well dressed at Cannes. That's my only worry at the moment."

Saif has opted to wear a classy dinner jacket by celebrated designer Tom Ford instead of traditional Indian wear, as he feels that it's not an Indian fashion show and that he needs to maintain the dress code.

Many Indian films have been screened and applauded at the famed film fest over the years but none of Saif's films are among them. When quizzed about whether he sees any of his films becoming a part of an event like Cannes, the actor replies, "We make commercial cinema and people at Cannes have a completely different outlook on films. But we never know. We might find a commercial film being showcased at international film festivals some day."

He adds, "The ideal scenario would be if I attended the film fest with one of my films screening in one of the categories."

Talking about his French connection, the actor claims that he has bought the rights of a French comic book that he wants to make into a commercial film. It will star a larger-than-life character.

With a lot of actors going west, Saif did not rule out of acting in a Hollywood film. "I am not sure if I would like to do a Hollywood film. In the recent times, we have seen a lot of Indian actors doing Hollywood films. It's a great platform and if something substantial comes my way, I would consider it. But to be honest, I am very satisfied with my work."

The actor is currently shooting for his home production movie Agent Vinod. He has shown keen interest in playing a superhero. "I would love to play a superhero. I like Wolverine and Batman. I have grown up reading a lot of comic books and watching superhero movies. If I have the right script and the right role, I wouldn't mind doing it. Agent Vinod, in his own way, is a superhero but in a human form."

Sonil Dedhia in Mumbai