The film’s shooting resulted in most of the cast and crew falling seasick, except for Saif Ali Khan and director Sriram Raghavan, on the first day of the shoot.
The shooting of the film had begun with an action sequence on a boat off the coast of Tangiers, a city in northern Morocco. The scene had Saif Ali Khan taking on a king- sized villain and his goons. According to director Sriram Raghavan, what they had not taken into account was that it is one thing to shoot on terra firma, and another in a choppy sea. “I was on one boat with the actors and a crew of about 20. And there was a larger boat following us with the additional stock and reserves,” he reminisces.
After a day’s shoot, suddenly, one-by-one, the unit members started retching and retiring. According to director only few people, including Saif Ali Khan, were able to resist the weather.
“I didn’t realize that people were dropping out of our boat, into what had now become a sick boat, until I found myself with just the DoP (Director of Photography) and the cameraman, my first AD, Saif and the main villain, who was a stuntman accustomed to rough weather. With just work on our mind, we stayed on our feet on a rocking boat, but the rest of the team had become violently seasick. We had to go through a tough time, getting them all back in form”, said the director.
Agent Vinod is releasing on 23 March 2012.