Posts Tagged ‘Jacqueline Fernandez’

The public feud between the Desi Boyz leading lady and producer Ramesh Taurani will soon end on a happy note

While producer Ramesh Taurani can stop fretting over the future of his ambitious project Race 2, Deepika Padukone can wipe off the muck that landed on her image after he called her “unprofessional”. We’ve just heard that the Desi Boyz actor has agreed to complete shooting for the thriller even though the conditions she is supposed to have put forth during the initial peace talks will not be fulfilled. Dippy will be informed as and when decisions are made regarding the shoot and promotions, and not before a month as she had demanded. The model-turned-actor won’t be able to insist on getting her preferred set of designers, hair stylists and make-up artists. Dippy will neither have a say in the matter of nor be consulted about the film’s release date. She won’t even be adamant on her ‘I-won’t-deal-with-middlemen’ policy in her communications with Race 2 directors Abbas Mustan. Our feathered friend told us that the 26-year-old has agreed to treat the film as a regular project and not as a special favour to the producer.

This clearly indicates that despite Dippy’s fast rising star status she isn’t big enough to lay down ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’, especially since she doesn’t have a godfather to back her and is not the bearer of a well-known surname. What can we say? Sometimes you pay a heavy price for a priceless lesson.

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.

The Abbas-Mustan directed sequel to the action packed high octane film ‘Race’ has been making headlines ever since it was announced. The cast of this multi-starrer already features heavyweights such as Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Ameesha Patel and Jacqueline Fernandez. Now the buzz is that Bipasha Basu too would be seen in ‘Race 2’.

It may be recalled that Bipasha featured in ‘Race’ and hence there have been talks that the actress would be seen in the sequel as well. Sources close to the production tell us that with Bipasha being brought on board for the film, there are high chances that John and Bips will be sharing screen space as well in two sequences. However, Ramesh Taurani refused to comment much and said, “Right now, I cannot tell you whether Bipasha is part of film or not.”

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.