The Kurbaan promos feature only Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor while Vivek Oberoi is hardly to be seen. Director Rensil D'Silva says his role is so deeply affiliated to the plot's suspense that if exposed too much, it can give away the story.
"It's a very strange situation. Vivek is one of the central characters. But almost every scene of his is a dead give away of the suspense. What do we do?"
The director discussed the problem with Vivek.
"I've spoken to Vivek and explained the dilemma. He was cool with not being featured in the promos that much. He said to do whatever is right for the film because when the film opens the truth about the extent of his role will be out," said D'Silva.
"Vivek has worked very hard in the film. He had to acquire a true New Yorker's accent and not the kind Indians get at the John F Kennedy airport. We had a couple of New Yorkers on the sets to coach him.
"He's got the NY accent bang-on. It's not a borough-specific accent. It's a general New York twang and Vivek is superb with it," he added.
D'Silva shoots down the rumours that Vivek has a cameo in Kurbaan?
"Not true at all. Vivek is in 80 percent of the film. He's central to the drama. He was in my room in Philadelphia every night to discuss his diction, dialogues and looks. I see his career at the cusp of something really exciting," said the director.
Releasing November 20, the film is based on terrorism.