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07-15-2009, 06:24 PM #1
Kareena in, Bipasha out of 'Race 2'
Film will be bigger than ‘Race’, says Saif Ali Khan
Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan was so keen to revive the "Race" magic with Abbas-Mustan that he has convinced the producers to rope them in as directors. He reveals that girlfriend Kareena Kapoor will also feature in the movie.
"They understand the pulse of the plot. 'Race' was a fast-paced action-adventure caper. Not too many filmmakers in Bollywood would've done such a wonderful job of it," Saif told IANS.
"Yes, Kareena will be part of 'Race 2'. We're yet to flesh out the details. But 'Race 2' has to be bigger and larger than 'Race'. Otherwise no point in making it," he added.
Bipasha Basu's character has been written out of the script to make way for Kareena.
Produced by Tips Industries Ltd, "Race", which also had Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, turned out to be one of the big hits of 2008. But for the sequel, Ramesh and Kumar Taurani were not keen to have Abbas-Mustan on board as directors.
But Saif has convinced the producers to launch part two with the director duo.
Apparently "Race 2" will be more gadget and gizmo-friendly, as upwardly-scaled as "Dhoom 2" was, compared to "Dhoom".