News|October 28, 2010 11:12 pm

Deepika Replaced Priyanka Officially in Race 2

Few days back, I reported that Deepika might be replacing Priyanka Chopra and taking a lead position in Race 2 and now it has been officially announced that Deepika Padukone has been confirmed to the Tips Film Production helmed by Abbas Mustan, which will also star Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor and John Abraham as the male leads.

Ever since producer Ramesh Taurani and director duo Abbas-Mustan decided to make sequel of Race, they have been thinking that cast, Akshay Khanna and Katrina Kaif’s characters are killed off in the flick, and what’s next. Moreover, filmmakers decided to make the sequel hotter than the previous, and top lead stars are Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu were thought to be in possible leads.

Reportedly, rumors were there Priyanka Chopra opted out because of her busy schedule where as producer Taurani says that the question of Chopra opting out doesn’t arise because she was never approached.  The producer also confirmed about Deepika Padukone,

“Deepika (Padukone) is on for Race 2. We’re yet to finalise two other girls for the film. We’ll announce the names as soon as everything is confirmed.”

Whatever is the inside story but Dips must be happy after becoming a part of Abbas Mustan’s crew.