September 4, 2010 (FM): There is a report that Saif Ali Khan, has moved out of the sequel of the blockbuster movie Race and Abhishek Bachchan is likely to take up the role.
The Abbas-Mustan directed movie was a big hit and starred Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Khanna, Anil Kapoor and Sameera Reddy in important roles. Bipasha Basu and Katrina were already missing in 'Race 2' and now Saif is also moving out.
However, there is a buzz that junior Bachchan will replace Saif but will he be able to match up the attitude of the character played by Saif? Khan left the project because he has got extremely busy with his home production titled 'Agent Vinod', which also stars his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor. So, Saif has enough good reason to move out. However, the sequel is expected to have Kareena and her once rival Priyanka Chopra.
'Race 2' is still in the scripting stage and Abhishek is still under consideration so who knows what the final cast would be. The filmmakers are trying to keep the original glamorous touch to the sequel also.
Saif has taken the decision at the right time when the movie is still in its pre-production stage and the makers have enough time to decide on his replacement.
-- Sampurn Wire