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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.

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.

Jacqueline Fernandez’s Bollywood stock is certainly flying high. After the success of ‘Murder 2′, she’s now part of a massive movie franchise – ‘Race 2′. Jackie has reportedly been signed on for the role that was originally offered to Sonakshi Sinha in Abbas Mustan’s next.

Apparently, Sonakshi was keen to do the movie but there were date problems that just couldn’t be resolved.

Jacqueline, who’s now out of ‘Krrish 3′ (after she apparently refused to do a kissing scene with Hrithik ROshan in it), was free, and the ‘Race 2′ producers immediately got her on board.

‘Race 2′ also stars Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel.

Producer Ramesh Taurani has confirmed that Jacqueline will be part of the movie, though the actress herself has not commented yet.