Why only Deepika? A source says, “After Katrina Kaif’s sizzling chemistry in Race, the producers and directors were keen to take the sizzle quotient to the next level in the sequel. And Deepika has that oomph and sex appeal to take that chemistry a couple of notches ahead.”
However, there were rumours that Deepika has opted out from the sequel as her date diary went chockfull after she signed Ayaan Mukherjee’s film Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani last month. There were also reports that the makers of Race 2 were considering Priyanka Chopra for the role since Deepika couldn’t give her dates.
But the dates were sorted out and now Deepika has herself confirmed that she is part of Race 2.
Which means that Deepika will again share screen space with Saif Ali Khan with whom she has worked in Love Aaj Kal, Aarakshan and the upcoming film Cocktail. The actress is reportedly getting a hefty fee to act in the Race sequel.
The film is scheduled to release late next year, and Deepika has started shooting for it. She even tweeted, “And the 'RACE' begins...”