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Saif Ali Khan has won the best actor for supporting role screen awards 2012, for his outstanding performance in Aarakshan. We Congratulate Saifu and all you SaifuHolics for this great victory. Saifu you’re the best!

Four girls – Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandes, Amisha Patel and Bipasha Basu. Three guys – Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham.

And now there’s Sanjay Dutt. The sequel to Abbas-Mustan’s 2008 hit thriller Race is getting bigger by the minute.

Mumbai Mirror has learnt that Dutt has been signed for Abbas-Mustan’s ambitious sequel Race 2. A source close to the film informed, “Abbas-Mustan were very keen to have Sanju in the film. They even convinced the producers, Tips and UTV.”

Sanjay Dutt’s role in the film is however, being kept under the wraps as of now.

Talking about Sanjay’s character in the film, our source added, “He has just signed the film. So it’s too early to divulge the details. But yes, it’s a very integral role and quite a strong one. The story takes an interesting turn when Dutt enters the film.”

While Bipasha Basu and Saif Ali Khan, who were also a part of the first will appear in the film simply to make the connect, the rest of the cast will reprotedly take the story forward.

In fact, the scene between Bipasha and John was edited by the filmmakers since John and Bips were not required to be togeher in the film.

Race 2 was originally supposed to be produced by Tips alone. However, with the cast getting bigger, UTV entered into a partnership with Tips. Having produced Race with Tips earlier, the two production house share a good working relationship. They now have a two-film-deal to co-produce Race 2 and Riteish and Genelia starrer Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya. Sanjay remained unavailable for comment.

Have there been days when you have had to drag yourself to work?

Yes, on some days. Like today for this photo shoot. Ever since I was a kid one of the first things I realised is that this is the only job where I’d be excited to go to work every day. There is rarely a day when you are like, ‘Oh no’. And the good thing is you get to choose your films and your roles. Hopefully, you are in a position where you choose something not just to support yourself but because it’s something exciting to do.

Are you hassled with the constant travelling your work demands.

I’m not hassled at all. I’m just a little amazed that I’m doing it. But that’s an average actor’s life. Not that I’m average! But there is, at least in my life, a lot of travel, a lot of hotel rooms, a lot of work abroad. So the day after I shot an ad in Eastern Europe, I was shooting in Mumbai for another ad. That’s a bit tight.

Aarakshan was the second film you did with Amitabh Bachchan after Eklavya. What does working with an actor of his stature do to you as an actor?

When I was doing Eklavya I thought I’d better be well prepared. I had a lot of lines with him. I remember thinking, it’s not correct for me to be intimidated. I was psyching myself. I said I must respect him but I must not be in awe of him. That was the hardest part. So, when I achieved that I felt I’d achieved something great.

Was it easier the second time around?

No, Eklavya was home territory for me. I was playing a role that was easy. I just had to know my lines really. I mean I was playing a prince who’s returned from London. But in Aarakshan, I was a bit worried because I wasn’t 100 per cent comfortable in what I was trying to portray. And I knew, as always, Amitji would be. It wasn’t about being competitive but being good at what you’re doing. I was a little conscious about whether I’d get it right because it’s so new to me. And then, Amitji said something about learning lines — that you have to learn them and remember them when you’re in the gym, in the shower and when falling asleep.

Apparently, Kareena was unable to give dates for your film Agent Vinod because she was committed to other projects.
She’s busy but that’s not the reason Agent Vinod is delayed. I think we underestimated how long it would take to cut an action movie like this. But there’s no harm done. In the meanwhile, I’ve gone and shot two movies (Aarakshan and Cocktail). I think the rumours started because I had said it would take less time than it has actually taken.

You’ve already rubbished the stories about Kareena and you having problems. Do these kind of things irritate you?

It’s difficult to control this kind of talk when you’re in a relationship. It’s really tough because everyone goes on about your relationship. They don’t even understand what it is. They’ve got their own perceptions of her being a bitch or me being an idiot, or me being something or her being something. Whatever it is, it’s not what it seems, obviously. I’m not that stupid. But the idea is to keep it separate. Otherwise, it overshadows everything you’re trying to do as an actor.

Your reactions to reports that one of the reason for your fights is that you have to sponsor holidays for Kareena’s family.

The embarrassing part is when families are brought into it. It’s also most annoying. It happens sometimes and I try not to think about it. I’ve gotten used to it. And I think people will get used to it too. You’re actors, you’re professionals and you’re working. You have a personal life and you must keep the two separate. The fact that you’re in the same profession makes that hard and you get talked about more for things that one shouldn’t get talked about. So, that’s a bit annoying. Then when you have to explain that you’re not doing silly things like sponsoring holidays… it gets embarrassing.

There was an item on the Internet which said you were spotted wearing Kareena’s track pants…

The Internet is a wonderful thing but no they were my track pants. Besides, hers won’t fit me.

Kareena has said that her filmography would be incomplete without the Khans — Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir. Is she forgetting that you are a Khan too? What have you added to her filmography?

We’ve not had a successful onscreen association. We’ve never had a successful movie. But naturally any actress would want to work with the Khans and I don’t think she forgets that I’m a Khan too. I think she should be the best person to answer that question.

What still surprises you and sometimes catches you unawares?

God, beauty and kindness in all this chaos and a flash of innocence in all this filth.

Hmmm… when did you last see that flash of innocence in all the filth?

(Wickedly) It wasn’t at the customs yesterday. That’s for sure. Actually in children, and particularly mine. And yes, something that surprises me a little is my attitude, which I think has changed for the better. Just when you think you are getting used to something you can start feeling differently about things. You like to feel calm and I’m quite happy where I am. Sometimes you get surprised by the niceness in people.

Are you fed up of being asked questions on marriage or your fights with Kareena?

No, not really. I’m not fed up of anything. Just concerned because whatever I’m doing professionally somehow gets side tracked and we end up talking about my wearing her tracksuit. That makes me sound like an idiot. That worries me.

Actress Kareena Kapoor is enjoying good times these days courtesy to her back-to-back super duper hit movies. After giving a super duper hit, Salman Khan’s Bodyguard, the actress touched the peak of the glory with another blockbuster, Ra One – the movie
produced by the King of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan.
SRK and Salman are the two strongest candidates in the race of the best hero in the Bollywood, but Kareena has some different thoughts. The queen of Bollywood feels that her boyfriend Saif Ali Khan is number one hero in the Hindi film industry.
When asked about her success mantra, Kareena said, “I feel I just have been lucky enough to get some good films, good directors, good scripts and good co-stars. For me Saif is the number one hero.”
Kareena’s mega success Bodyguard set new record but her next flick Ra One broke all previous records on the box office. A couple of her much-anticipated films are lined up for release including Agent Vinod opposite Saif besides Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine
and Talaash opposite Aamir Khan.
Despite her recent extraordinary success, Kareena was reluctant to accept the complement that she is the number one heroine in Bollywood at the moment.
“I don’t think I am heroine number one. But Heroine is a very special to me. After a long time, I am doing a performance oriented role. It is not for me to tell whether I am number one or not…I cannot say it,” Kareena told reporters.
According to a recent survey conducted by a weekly Eastern Eye, Kareena is the sexiest Asian woman. The 31-year-old actress, widely known as Bebo, began her career in 2000. The younger sister of another Bollywood star Karishma Kapoor, stepped into limelight
with the release of her opening movie, Refugee – also Abhishek Bachan’s debut flick
So far in her film career, Kareena has scooped many national awards for her brilliant acting in lot of successful pictures, such as Ashoka, Jab We Met, 3 Idiots, Golmaal and Kambakkht Ishq.
Saif and Kareena are in a relationship over the last many years, and are expected to get married within next few months.

Over the last couple of years, Kareena Kapoor has been part of some of the biggest box office hits including 3 Idiots (2009) and Bodyguard (2011). And now, she is hoping that boyfriend Saif Ali Khan’s action extravaganza, Agent Vinod, will join the list. The film releases early next year.

“I have complete faith in the film, Saif and its director Sriram Raghavan. If you ask me, I believe that Saif was born to do the role (of a spy in Agent Vinod). Now, let’s hope for the best. I am keeping my fingers crossed,” says Kareena, whose next lot of films also includes Madhur Bhandarkar’s controversial Heroine.

Ask Kareena about being a part of big hits and she immediately says: “It’s definitely overwhelming. And it’s actually four big hits including Golmaal 3,” says the actor with a smile. “But I want to keep pushing the envelope and aim to continue doing some great work.”

Although Kareena has been a part of back-to-back biggies, she refuses to get into competition mode with other female stars. “I only see the camera. I have always been content in my own space and the only competition I have is with my own performances. I aim to outdo myself with every film. Others can worry about being on top,” she says.

Interestingly, before the Kapoor girl proved her merit, the industry considered only Hema Malini in the hit league, when she delivered back-to-back successes in the 1970s like Sholay, Dus Numbri, Haath Ki Safai, Dream Girl and Sanyasi. But what Kareena is most excited about is the diverse roles she’s given by filmmakers, and the audience’s acceptance.

“I consider myself lucky that 3 idiots is the biggestever grosser. Bodyguard had the year’s biggest opening while Golmaal is one of the most popular franchises. So both the diversity and acceptance are very satisfying,” says the actor. In the meantime, she’s working hard on her role in Heroine, which experienced a major setback when lead star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan quit after announcing her pregnancy.

Ask Madhur whether he’s glad to finally have his lead star in place and he says, “We had discussed a lot of films, but nothing materialised. But I am sure Heroine will be a landmark in Kareena’s career.”

Not just a lip-lock, the two stars are set to shed some serious inhibitions in a sequence for Race 2

She is not the kind to shy away from an on-screen lip-lock. Remember Bachna Ae Haseeno? But Deepika Padukone has decided to push the envelope quite a bit and after much deliberation, has reportedly agreed to do a rather intimate scene with Saif Ali Khan in Abbas-Mustan’s sequel to the 2008 thriller Race.

Mumbai Mirror has learnt that in the film, which will be produced by Ramesh Taurani, Deepika will shoot her rather steamy sequence with Saif in Mumbai or Turkey. According to a source close to the unit, the actress took some time before agreeing to the scene.

The source explained, “She is a thorough professional. Realising that Race 2 will be slicker than Race, she had a long meeting with Abbas-Mustan and requested the directors to shoot the scene aesthetically.”

His was confirmed by Deepika’s friend, who said, “Yes, Deepika does have a very intimate scene with Saif in Race 2. However, she has requested that the scene be shot in a way that it appears relevant to the script.”

Speaking about the intimate scene, Abbas Mastan said, “It is a turning point in the film.” Producer Ramesh Taurani however refused to comment on the same.