Kareena replaces Katrina in Race 2
By: Upala KBR
Kareena replaces Katrina in sequel
Abbas-Mustaan's Race, produced by Tips, turned out to be one of 2008's biggest grossers. The film garnered appreciation not just from critics but also the masses so much so, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor and Tips are already planning a sequel to it but this time the previous heroines (Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu) won't be there. Saif's girlfriend Kareena has replaced Katrina in Race 2.
Getting It On: Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. imaging/ dharmesh rathod
Ramesh Taurani from Tips says, "Yes, we are already working on the script of Race 2. We were thrilled with Race's success. Theatrically and overseas, it grossed Rs 120 crore and was one of the blockbusters of 2008; that's why we are planning a sequel to it.
Abbas-Mustaan will direct the sequel while Saif and Anil will be retained. We are also going in for new casting with the sequel. Kareena will act in Race 2 opposite Saif. In Race, the story will be different while some of the characters will remain the same."
Slicker and sexier
Saif Ali Khan adds, "I am very excited to be part of the Race sequel. I have been offered many sequels but there are only certain films which merit a sequel Race is one of them.
We aim to make Race 2 better than the original. It will be slicker, faster, sexier, more thrilling and upgraded in a much bigger way from Race."
Polishing things up
He continues, "Right now, Race 2 is in the scripting stage we need to polish up a few things. There were some glitches in Race, which we plan to smoothen out in R2. If everything works out well, Abbas- Mustaan will be directing the sequel.
I'm also looking forward to Kareena being a part of the film. We need a very glamorous actress to play the role and Kareena fits the bill best on the glam quotient. We will also be shooting in exotic locations like Barbados and all over the world."