Saif Ali Khan has lost oodles of weight, changed his hairstyle and redesigned his entire body language to play a lean spy in his second home production Agent Vinod. His new look is said to be inspired by Hollywood star Matt Damon.
"If Shahid Kapoor in his dad's film Mausam has modelled his look on Tom Cruise in Top Gun, Saif's role model for Agent Vinod is Matt Damon in Bourne Identity," said actor's close friend.
The actor avoided cameras and paparazzi pictures until his departure to Morocco this week because he didn't want to reveal his new look. But when Aamir Khan invited him to his party last weekend, it blew the whistle on Saif's carefully-concealed look.
On the eve of his departure to Morocco for the shooting of Agent Vinod, Saif completely revamped his look and went into hiding until he left the country.
A special hair styling done by Aalim Hakim - clipping off the long tresses that Saif was lately seen sporting - had been planned for six months. Saif wanted to delay the haircut until the final moment before his departure from Morocco.
While the actor remained inaccessible for any questions on his makeover for Agent Vinod, his ladylove Kareena Kapoor proudly spilt the beans.
"Saif has never looked cooler. He has lost nine kilos in three months. He's all toned and rippling muscles," Kareena said.
"He was with long hair for so long that I had forgotten how dashing he looks in cropped hair. Saif has got his hair cropped really short, that's all I can tell you about his Agent Vinod look. He got it done a couple of days back. Since then he was reluctant to step out of his house," she added.
So frightened was Saif of revealing his new look that he refused to show it even to his own parents. Only Kareena had the privilege of seeing it until Aamir's party.
"And that too only because I'll see how he looks anyway because I'm his co-star," laughs Kareena, adding that her look in Agent Vinod would also be unique.
"Aki Nirula is doing my look for Agent Vinod. I don't think I've ever looked the way I would in Agent Vinod. As for Saif, he looks like a Hollywood star for the film. I can't take my eyes off him," she said.