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Interview: Jacqueline Fernandez talks about Pratham and more…

Jacqueline Fernandez in London -BollyNewsUK (1)

Jacqueline Fernandez recently descended into London to attend a fundraiser for Pratham UK, a charity that helps to educate illiterate children throughout India. The event raised a staggering £42,000 for the charity that was attended by a 350 strong audience of women. India’s leading fashion designer Payal Jain mesmerized the audience with her collection ‘Butterflies In My Heart’ for the fundraiser.

She spoke to Sunny Malik ahead of the event and talked about the cause, her films, friendships in Bollywood and much more…

Welcome to London.
Thank you. I love London. It has been amazing to be here. This time it’s a little different because I am here for a certain cause. Its work but it’s very fulfilling as well.

You are in the city to attend a fundraiser for Pratham UK. How did your association with Pratham come about?
I have a friend who is part of the Pratham group. Pratham is also very well-known in India. My friend knew that it’s a cause I am quite interested in and passionate about. I think education is something every child in the world has the right to. That is how my friend got me involved in the fundraiser in London and so I am here.

Can you tell us a little bit about Pratham and their work?
Pratham is all about education and literacy. Over the last twenty years, they have been able to educate over 33 million children all over India. They have done some amazing work. It’s great and really important to have a helping hand for such an issue in a country like India. Pratham has educated over 2 million children in the past year. They want to reach a target of about a 100 million kids. It’s amazing that we have such generous and passionate people involved. Being a Sri Lankan myself, I see the need for it in India. Pratham is one of the most important charities that we have.

You filmed for Housefull 2 in England. How does it feel to be back here and what do you like to do?
You know, I haven’t been back in London since I filmed Housefull 2 in 2011. It’s been a while (laughs). I am actually here just for Pratham but after finishing that up, hopefully I will have time to visit Harrods (laughs). I also love Hyde Park and I have to go there (laughs). That’s about it.

Jacqueline Fernandez in London -BollyNewsUK (3)

Congratulations on the super success of Housefull 2 and Race 2 at the UK Box Office. Housefull 2 earned over £1 Million and Race 2 earned close to £1 Million here and is still the highest grossing Bolllywood film for this year, so far. How does that feel?
It feels good. It has been a graduation of sorts. It has not really always been this way. It has been a slow process for me but I think since Murder 2 happened, a lot of things have changed for me. With films like Housefull 2 and Race 2, it has been about working with great directors, producers and actors and I think there is just no looking back from that.

Lat Lag Gayee from Race 2 is the most watched Bollywood song on YouTube this year, so far.
Yes, it did get quite big on YouTube.

When we met Saif Ali Khan in London he said the makers should cut him out of the song because his dance moves are really bad.
(Laughs) I know. He keeps telling me ‘Thanks Jackie. You made me look really bad’. I always tell him that I did not do anything. You did it all by yourself (laughs).

Did you expect that Lat Lag Gayee is going to be so popular?
The song was really good. I was definitely promised a very good song by my producer, Ramesh Taurani. He said that I am going to have a ‘Touch Me Touch Me, Kiss Me Kiss Me’ song like Katrina Kaif. When I heard Lat Lag Gayee for the first time, I thought it is nice. But I think what really helped the song was the choreography. Ahmed Khan gave us a really cool signature move and made it really fun and funky. It just came together really well. I did not expect it to become as big as it became but I knew that it would do well.

Jacqueline Fernandez in London -BollyNewsUK (2)After Lat Lag Gayee, Tips Films signed you for an item song in Ramaiya Vastavaiya. The song is very ‘desi’ compared to what you have done before.
I wanted that actually. Initially, I was not interested in doing an item song. I told Ramesh ji that I am not interested in doing another item song. He told me that it was with Prabhudeva and that they want me completely desi. That is something I haven’t really done. I thought to myself that it is something I haven’t done and that it could be quite interesting. At the end of the day, songs and dance mean so much to us. I thought, maybe if I get another one in my pocket, it wouldn’t be such a bad thing. I also really wanted to work with Prabhudeva. He is someone I have been dying to work with. He has danced with me in the song and trained me for it as well. That in itself was an experience.

Sonam Kapoor considers you as one of her best friends. That’s rare in Bollywood, to see two contemporaries being close friends. Asin is also a good friend of Sonam and yourself.
I have worked with Asin in Housefull 2, which is how we became friends, after doing an entire movie together. But Sonam is just one of those extremely cool and confident young ladies. She just has no insecurities about her. That is amazing and you can tell that. She wants to go out all the time and is all about having her girlfriends around her. She is one of those typical kinds of girls who want to go out and shop. She is fantastic and gives me wardrobe and styling advice. I can’t see any other actress doing that. Asin, Sonam and I go out all the time. It’s fantastic when you can open up to someone about things like films, working with certain actors and just have your own little gossip group going.

Those gossip conversations would drive tabloids crazy if they were to leak out.
Oh yeah. You don’t want to know (laughs). That’s between our little trio. But we have so much fun together. It is true that you never really come across people, especially actresses, with whom you can actually just talk and have fun with.

You refused a few big films like Raaz 3 and Krrish 3 and then there were reports that you said you regret those decisions. How are you choosing your films?
Not in the way I was choosing them before (laughs). You know, it’s really sad though because I had not refused those films as much as there were date issues involved. When it came to Krrish 3, I was in full preparation and I was practising stunts at Juhu Beach (Mumbai) every day at six in the morning. That went on for about a month. It just happened to clash with a schedule of Housefull 2. Both films were shot abroad with international technicians. I had to obviously honour my prior commitment which was Housefull 2. With Raaz 3, the script was changed around. When I heard it again, I was just not comfortable with it and I opted out of the film. Those stories were slightly fabricated that I had turned them down for specific reasons. There were valid reasons. Right now, I am a little bit more open and less choosy.

Jacqueline Fernandez in London -BollyNewsUK (4)

You are not on Twitter even though you were using it a few years ago.
Yes, I am not on Twitter anymore. When I was doing Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai, they (marketing team) set up a Twitter account for me which was @jackie_alien.

Your last post was in 2010…
(Laughs) I don’t even remember what my last post was or when it was. But at that time Twitter was new and it was the biggest thing happening. I was told that I will really need it to promote the movie. I went with the flow of it but only for the actual movie. I did not enjoy it too much. I thought that if it is something that will help promote the movie, then I will do it. When I finished with that movie, I didn’t think it served me any purpose, honestly. I did not see the need for it. It wasn’t like I really felt the need of putting my personal life on display, the way other celebrities feel comfortable with. But to each their own, I suppose.

Some celebrities also use Twitter to promote social causes. Would you consider that since you are here for cause, Pratham.
I would but I feel that there are different ways of reaching out to people. I am actually going to be at an event. I am speaking to journalists about it. It’s not all about Twitter as not everyone is on there. The people who are on Twitter are the same people who will go and read articles and go through websites online to read the news. I really never was too fond of it.

Interview: Deepika Padukone talks about ‘Race 2’

Deepika in Race 2 - LondonDeepika Padukone is on a high after the release of Cocktail, which got her critical acclaim, box office success and audience appreciation. Now, the actress will be seen as Aleena in Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2.

The 27-year-old sultry actress plays a beautiful, strong and passionate girl in this sequel to Race. She is a ruthless mind dwelling in a brilliant beautiful body.

In a candid and very quick chat with Bollywood Reporter Sunny Malik, the Race 2 star talks about the film and much more!

How was your experience shooting Race 2 in Turkey? I saw some photos of you shopping there during the filming.
That is the fun part about shooting there. It’s a great place for holidays. We spent about a month there and whenever we had a day off, we would go shopping. The city offers some amazing food. It was a good experience.

Saif told me you seemed a bit shell-shocked at times with Abbas-Mustan’s direction e.g. ‘Thoda Aur Sexy Karo’ (Do it sexier). What was going on in your head when you were told something like this?
I don’t think there was ever a point when they precisely told me ‘Thodha Aur Sexy Karo’ but there is definitely a type of acting that was expected from all the actors. It took me a couple of days to figure out what exactly they wanted because I have not done such a film before. Because of the fact that Saif has worked with them, he knew what they expected. He helped me understand that.

Deepika and Saif - Hot scene in Race 2Was it difficult at times to do a scene because there are so many twists in the film?
You know, every time we were shooting a scene, we were almost given a narration of the entire script again. The baggage that we are carrying in every single take changes in every scene because the equations between the characters change. This is also true to the Race style as the first film was like that. As the equations keep changing, the performance has to change accordingly too. Every time we were shooting a scene, we would sit down with Shiraz (storywriter) and he would tell us this has happened before the scene and this will happen after this scene, then we would play act the scene accordingly.

Are you disappointed that you don’t have songs in the film which you could perform on stage? Katrina Kaif was given great songs to perform on like ‘Zara Zara Touch Me’ and ‘Khwab Dekhe’.
I think, for some films the music catches on with the audience after the release of the film. I think that Race 2 is one of those films. Also, I disagree with you because the music has become quite popular. All four songs in fact, ‘Party On My Mind’, ‘Be Intehaan’, ‘Lat Lag Gayee’ and ‘Allah Duhai’ are great songs. I also feel that when the film releases tomorrow, the music will catch on with audiences post that.

The film has already released in the UAE. Have you been getting feedback?
I believe that it has opened very big. But it is not something I followed up because I have been giving interviews all day. I don’t know what the update is.

You smashed it with your performance at a recent awards ceremony.
Thank you. I did a live performance after a long time and I think Shiamak choreographed it really well.

Deepika and John in Race 2

The first look of Ram Leela was released today. How are you feeling about the film?
I am very excited about the film. We have had very positive response to the poster. I am excited to see how the film shapes up and I am excited for it to release later this year. It is a very passionate and intense love story. It is a Gujrati take on Romeo and Juliet.

What are your expectations from audiences for Race 2?
I hope the film does really well. The film is true to the brand Race. There are a lot of twists and turns and everyone is plotting and betraying the other to get what they want. It is a very entertaining film.

Race 2, a Tips Film, releases on 25th January 2013 nationwide in UK  cinemas through UTV Motion Pictures.

Interview: Saif Ali Khan talks about ‘Race 2’

Saif Ali Khan  - London - Race 2 (1)Saif Ali Khan spoke to BollyNewsUK in London last week about his upcoming action packed thriller Race 2 – a film by Abbas-Mustan.

Khan will be seen reprising the role of Ranveer Singh in the sequel to UK hit Race (2008). The plot in the sequel moves at a reckless speed as friends turn foes at the drop of a hat, from one locale to another with unexpected twists and turns taking forward the legacy of Race.

In this candid quick chat, the 42-year-old actor talks about the year ahead, the ladies in Race 2 and much more…

How was your honeymoon with Kareena Kapoor Khan? You were in Gstaad (Switzerland) and then came to London.
It was very good. We were in Switzerland in Gstaad. It is a lovely place, like a fairy tale village. Kareena is very fond of it and I love it too. The air there is so clean and nice. We were waking up, exercising and then we went into an outdoor pool surrounded by the Alps, which looks absolutely stunning. Afterwards, we would go for a walk in town, take lots of DVD’s and watch some nice TV shows in the afternoon and get ready for the evening.  They have really quaint and beautiful restaurants with some amazing and healthy food. We did this for about two weeks, which was great. Then, we came to London where the drinking and eating has gotten a little bit out of hands (laughs). It’s time to get back on the wagon. We have fallen back a bit in London.

What are you expecting from the year ahead?

I have a good film (Race 2) releasing in the beginning of the year. I am starting work and shooting for Bullet Raja, which I am feeling very happy about. I am feeling quite confident professionally. I am working in films that I enjoy and I am in an environment that I enjoy. I love my job and love the fact that you have to behave, be spartan in your diet and look after yourself. I am also very much looking forward to doing up our new apartment in Mumbai. It will be a real labour of love for me to set up that house. I would also like to renovate our family home in Pataudi this year.


Saif Ali Khan  - London - Race 2 (5)Tell me about working with the actresses in Race 2.

Ameesha and I did not really have much to do. She has played a cute kind of role in the film. It is a bit of a difficult role because you have to be ditzy and charming but at the same time quite sexy. She has to wear high heels, short skirts like a classic blonde except that she is not blonde (laughs). She is brilliant though and it was great fun.

Jacqueline Fernandez..
Jacqueline, I think, is playing a star making role. I hope I am right in thinking so. Like what happened to Katrina Kaif after Race. I don’t know if it will happen to her. Kaif’s song (Zara Zara Touch Me) was something else and she knew it. I remember she bought this dress and said I just want to kill it. Jacqueline has also been given the same platform. She has killed it as well. Let’s see what happens.

Deepika Padukone..
It is not the first time that I am working with Deepika Padukone. It was fun. She looked a little shell-shocked sometimes because Abbas-Mustan have a unique way of communicating and speak very slowly and softly. They don’t say too much. I have seen her with Homi and Imtiaz, who are more like friends and will talk a lot and hold your hand and teach you how it should be done. Whereas, Abbas-Mustan will say ‘Thoda Aur Sexy Karo’ (Do it sexier [while directing a scene]) (laughs). I would laugh and would say go for it. But again, she approached it right and added some complexity and depth to her character, which is why I say that she will go very far. It is almost a negative role but she has given it sympathy. I was happy to have shared this with her as well.


Saif Ali Khan  - London - Race 2 (4)

There were reports that you ignored Deepika after she had left Race 2 due to date issues.
No! What rubbish! It is none of my business. You know, there are some things that irritate me that won’t irritate other people, but this is not one of them. I would never get irritated if a co-star had their own reasons for doing whatever want to do. It is nothing personal. It has to do with the director and the production. I am happy she did it. If she had not done it, someone else would have done Race 2 but maybe not someone as good as her.

A lot of people did not really like your dance moves in ‘Lat Lag Gayee’. Were you a bit apprehensive while doing them?
I was very much so. I did not really think that it was part of the character. I think they should just cut me out of it because Jacqueline looks great. But YouTube and these guys, they bitch out almost anything. I think most of them have no lives apart from sitting there and commenting. It’s a bit too much sometimes. But it is always great to get feedback and I have a healthy relationship with the internet. I don’t take it too seriously but at the same time I do think maybe I should sharpen up my steps.

Produced by Tips Films, an Abbas-Mustan directorial, Race 2, starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel releases in UK cinemas on 25th January 2013.

“I look forward to shooting my next film in London” – Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan - The HippodromeThe promotional tour for one of the most eagerly awaited Bollywood sequels, Race 2, kick-started its worldwide campaign in the City of London. A Tips Industries Ltd and UTV Motion Pictures co-production, Race 2’s leading man – the Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan – descended upon the capital in regal pomp and glamour, to promote the upcoming mega blockbuster. 

The luxe venue welcomed superstar, Saif Ali Khan, alongside Race 2 Creative Producer, Jay Shewakramani; Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, Adrian Wootton; and Head of India at London & Partners, Sunil Dwivedi. The Press Conference was hosted by President of National Indian Students Union (NISU) UK, Sanam Arora.

Talking about the sequel to UK hit Race (2008), Saif Ali Khan said: “The main challenge would probably lie with the script writer and the production house to try and make a better movie than the first one.”

Khan also recalled how he had suggested to his producers to make a sequel with him and Akshay Kumar in the 90’s.
“Sequels have become quite fashionable now if a film does well. In the 90’s, I did a film called Main Khiladi Tu Anari. I suggested to the producers that we should make a sequel. They told me that we don’t make sequels in India and that it was a very silly idea and I should not mention it again. Now it seems, as people follow trends, almost every film that does well gets a sequel. Not every film deserves a sequel as some stories are complete in themselves. However, this is a genre and script that lends itself well to a sequel.”

Speaking about playing the same role again, the Cocktail star said: “Mentally, it is much easier to play the same role because you have done it before but physically, it was more demanding playing the character as there is more action.” 

The 42-year-old actor also spoke about his most recently repeated female co-star, Deepika Padukone and said: “I have never thought about our pairing getting repetitive. I think it’s an advantage because it’s a successful pairing. People still like to see us together. However, I agree that it is time that I also work with different actresses.”

Saif, who has filmed parts of his productions Love Aaj Kal, Agent Vinod and Cocktail in London, also said that he would like to shoot in the British capital again. “I enjoy interacting with the press here more than anywhere else. I think, we have a lot in common. There are many benefits of shooting in the UK. One of the drawbacks, of course, is that once you have filmed here, it might be difficult to shoot something new. I don’t agree with that though because there are many sights to London. It’s an amazing city and very multifaceted. I look forward to shooting my next film here.”

Race 2 releases in UK cinemas on 25th January 2012. 

Photos by Hayat Khan: 


“We make lovable negative characters” – Abbas-Mustan

Abbas Burmawalla of the famous director duo Abbas-Mustan says they make lovable negative characters.

“The negative characters in our films are very lovable. It’s not like the character is negative and so people will start hating them,” Abbas said here Friday at a press conference of the film “Race 2”.

“In our films, people like negative character and we are sure that people will like John (Abraham) in this film (‘Race 2’). Not only John, all the six characters are in grey shades, and we hope people will love them all,” he added.

Some memorable performances of actors in negative roles in their films include Shah Rukh Khan in Baazigar, Akshay Kumar in Ajnabee and Priyanka Chopra in Aitraaz.

While both Priyanka and Akshay won the Filmfare award for best actor in a negative role for their performances, Shah Rukh was named best actor.

Race 2 is a sequel to Abbas-Mustan’s 2008 hit Race, which features Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Ameesha Patel, Deepika Padukone and Jacqueline Fernandez, apart from John. It is slated to release in UK cinemas on 25th January 2013.

Race 2 - Promotions - Raindrop Media

Race 2 - Promotions - Raindrop Media

Race 2 - Promotions - Raindrop Media

Race 2 - Promotions - Raindrop Media

Race 2 - Promotions - Raindrop Media

Race 2 - Promotions - Raindrop Media

‘Race 2’ goes to Dubai

The team of Ramesh Taurani’s action thriller Race 2 showed up in full force to promote the film in Dubai.

The star cast including Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel flew to Dubai, interacting with the local press and meeting their fans, who showed up in unprecedented numbers, to catch a glimpse of the ensemble star cast.

Photo: City 1016, Dubai

Having conducted a press conference in the lavish Meydan Hotel and visiting Khaleej Times and City FM, the cast also visited the Aster Medical Hospital and interacted with the management.

Says producer Ramesh Taurani, “I’m extremely pleased with the Dubai promotional tour – The entire star cast took time out from their busy schedules to promote Race 2 here. We are very happy with the reactions we received from the Bollywood watching audience in Dubai”.

Produced by Tips, Race 2, starring Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel is scheduled to release 25th January 2013 in UK cinemas.

Spotted: Saif Ali Khan meeting fans in London

One of the most popular Bollywood stars in the UK, Saif Ali Khan, promoted his forthcoming action thriller -Ramesh Taurani’s Race 2 in London yesterday.

While the actor met with the international media there, he also visited the infamous Cineworld Feltham – the largest South Asian cinema in London for Bollywood films, where fans queued in numbers to catch a glimpse of their favourite star.

On the occasion said Saif , “I’m really happy to be in London and overwhelmed with all the love and support we’ve received. I hope audiences here enjoy the film as much as we enjoyed making it”.

Playing the cool and suave multifaceted Ranveer, in his forthcoming film Race 2, Saif Ali Khan brings sexy back, as he sports a greek-god physique in the action thriller.

Produced by Tips , Race 2 ,starring Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel is scheduled to release on 25th January 2013 in UK cinemas.


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Mayor of London supports ‘Race 2’ London City visit

Following his recent trip to India, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has welcomed the first Bollywood city visit of 2013. In true B-town glamour, one of the biggest names of the Indian film industry, Saif Ali Khan, will be kick-starting worldwide promotions for the first Bollywood blockbuster release of 2013, Race 2, in London on Monday 14th January.

Saif Ali Khan - Race 2 Premiere

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who met with top film and TV producers in Mumbai last November, said: ‘With Bollywood producers already making films in London I am keen to strengthen links between our city and one of the world’s great film centres. I’m thrilled that Saif Ali Khan is coming to London to support an eagerly anticipated Bollywood film. As well as offering superb productions facilities and unbeatable backdrops, London offers a massive audience for Bollywood films, and I want Indian filmmakers to think of it as their home from home.’

Setting a whole new benchmark in Bollywood film promotions in the UK, the Race 2 London City Visit will induce no less than the wow factor, in keeping with the glitz, glamour and grandeur of the long-awaited sequel, courtesy of event sponsors Hippodrome Casino, Jemca Car Group, Travelpack, Chak 89 and Washington Mayfair Hotel.

The Race 2 London City Visit will welcome the hottest property of the Bollywood fraternity to London’s Hippodrome Casino. Bollywood’s most svelte leading man, Saif Ali Khan, will take part in a press conference amid the grandiose and luxe surrounds of the prestigious venue. And for the very first time, the screen hero will be wowing fans and audiences as he makes his first ever public appearance at one of the UK’s biggest Bollywood hotspots, Cineworld Feltham, in the evening.

A Tips Films release, distributed by UTV Motion Pictures and directed by film making mavericks of the high-octane action genre, Abbas-Mustaan, Race 2 promises to overtake the staggering, global success of its prequel, bigger, better and bolder than before. Set against the horseracing backdrops of Dubai and Durban, the film features the crème of Bollywood talent.

Meet Saif Ali Khan in London

Actor Saif Ali Khan, who has filmed his productions Love Aaj Kal and Cocktail in the British capital, will be visiting London on 14th January 2013 to promote his upcoming release Race 2.

The 42-year-old actor will be visiting the famous west-London Cineworld cinema in Feltham. Saif will meet and greet his fans at the venue from 19:00 onwards.

Race 2, directed by Abbas-Mustan, will be released by UTV Motion Pictures on 25th January 2013 in UK cinemas.

A Year of Sequels for Pritam

Music Composer Pritam is literally on a high these days with Barfi having won the best music award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival recently. The music composer is looking forward to the biggest line up of impressive films to his credit.

What’s interesting is that the year being the year of sequels, Pritam has his kitty overflowing with sequels including Race 2, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2, Dhoom 3 and as a guest composer in Murder 3 with 2 songs to his credit.

We are sure Pritam is going to rock again this year with his fascinating music.

Watch the latest song from Race 2,  Allah Duhai here:


‘Anil Kapoor is funny in Race 2’ – Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline Fernandez in Race 2Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who will soon be seen in Race 2, says amidst all the seriousness in the film, Anil Kapoor’s character provides comic relief.

“The funniest (character is) Anil Kapoor for sure. He is actually the comedic relief in Race 2 like he was in Race. The rest of our characters are extremely serious and into betraying, plotting and killing. Then you have Anil Kapoor, who is so funny and his character is also very funny,” the 27-year-old said in an interview.

Anil plays a private detective in the 2008 film Race, and in its sequel, Race 2, he takes the character forward.

“It’s the same character from Race, but they have made a few changes. He lightens up the film a lot,” she added.

Meanwhile, Jacqueline personally also feels more comfortable doing comedy. “I find comedy a lot of fun to do because you are laughing all the time. People are just making a fool of themselves and that’s the whole point, because you are trying to make the audience laugh,” said Jacqueline.

Race 2, releasing in UK cinemas on 25th January 2013, also features John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan and Ameesha Patel

Click here to listen to Lat Lag Gayee from the film. 

Watch: Deepika, Saif and Atif Aslam in ‘Be Intehaan’ from ‘Race 2’


Tips in association with  UTV Motion Pictures has released a promotional video of Be Intehaan from their upcoming action-thriller Race 2, a film by Abbas-Mustan. 

The promo features Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan, along with singer Atif Aslam and was shot on location in Turkey earlier this year. 

In fact, Atif Aslam recorded Be Intehaan and another song for Race 2 in Turkey while the crew was carrying out principal photography for the movie. Composed by Pritam, the song also features vocals by Sunidhi Chauhan.

Race 2 is released in UK cinemas on 25th January 2013.


Watch the video here:

‘Race 2 has been challenging’ – Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline Fernandez in Race 2Actress Jacqueline Fernandez considers Race 2 as her most challenging film and says a lot of hard work has gone into it.

“It is the most negative character I have played. It is very challenging to do something like that. I had to tackle each scene with an underlying thought that the character is concealing a deep dark secret. Every character is dark and that is the beauty of the film,” she said in an interview.

“It is a nice change. It’s something new to try. It was very challenging. To be this evil person and be negative, you have to work on yourself,” she added.

Comparing Race 2 to her previous hit Housefull 2, Jaqueline said: “Housefull 2 was like a walk in the park. It was fun, everyone was having a good time. Everything was spontaneous. Race 2 is more calculative, you have to rehearse. You need to understand that certain messages need to be sent to the audience. So Race 2 was most challenging.”

With so many films crossing the Rs.100-crore-mark, Jaqueline feels the term is overrated now. “I feel that a lot of films have crossed Rs.100 crore now, I think it has become overrated. Now we should talk about Rs.200 crore,” she said.

Asked how does she go about choosing scripts, Jaqueline said: “I don’t have any strategy, I just took whatever came my way. It just happened that these were fantastic offers which just came my way. Things have really started shaping up for me,” she said.

Directed by Abbas-Mustan, Race 2 also features Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ameesha Patel in prominent roles and is set to release in UK cinemas on 25th January 2013.

“Race 2 is important to me” – Deepika Padukone

Deepika and Saif

Deepika Padukone says the action-packed Race 2 also has dollops of glamour, and says shooting for it has been a great experience.

“It has been great. Race 2 has been a wonderful journey for me. I am very proud of it. The movie is an action thriller, but it also has a lot of glamour. The first film of the franchise did well too,” Deepika said on the sidelines of the launch of a new skin cream BB by Garnier. 

The actress says the movie is important to her, and she will readily devote adequate time to its promotions.

Race 2 is very important to me, and even its promotion is very important as well,” she said. Deepika says she shares a good camaraderie with her Race 2 co-actors; Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham.

“Saif and I have worked before so that comfort level comes. The same is true for John too,” she said.

About her beauty secrets, the actress says she often uses natural tricks to make her skin look beautiful. “I believe that less is more. So a healthy diet, drinking lots of water and adequate sleep really helps. All these things reflect positively on your skin,” she said.

Race 2 releases in UK cinemas on 25th January 2012. 


Listen to the latest song ‘Be Intehaan’ from the film on 


John Abraham fights professional South African fighter for Race 2, despite injury

John Abraham being the ultimate name in action is a fact well-known, but what very few know is that the actor pushed himself to the extreme while shooting a fight scene with professional South Indian fighter and former Mr. Universe Andrew, despite being injured with a deep gash in his back that required up to 14 stitches.

Talking about the scene, director Abbas said: “It’s a unique action sequence that hasn’t been seen in any film so far. John’s physique is such that it was necessary to get a competitor as good as him. When we did a research we found Andrew who’s a former Mr. Universe. Both of them were trained for the sequence before they shot. When the action starts, a huge cage comes down that is made of iron bars. John was injured several times, but we would never realise that till the days’ shoot was over. Even when John got a 14 inch cut, we did not know it. Later, we thought we won’t be able to shoot for at least four-five days, but John continued despite the injury”.

If that wasn’t all, to further paramount the challenge, the action sequence was filmed for over 14 days at Mumbai’s Filmistan Studios, sometimes even wrapping up at 2 in the morning.

All praise for the actor, director Abbas added: “John worked out for three months for the perfect body. He wanted to match up to Andrew, working on a physique that was leaner than what he sported in Force and at the same time a little beefed up,”.

Produced by Tips, the action thriller Race 2, starring Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel is scheduled to release 25th January 2013.


‘Race 2’ trailer crosses 1M views

The trailer of Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2 has crossed over 1 million views on YouTube just after a few days of it’s online premiere.

Jacqueline Fernandez, who plays the character of Omisha in the film, recorded a special video message thanking Race 2 fans for the response to the first look of the film.

Directed by Abbas-Mustan, produced by Ramesh S. Taurani and starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel, Race 2 will release in UK cinemas on 25th January 2013.

Watch the trailer here:

Watch: ‘Race 2’ Trailer featuring Deepika Padukone

UTV Motion Pictures and Tips Industries Ltd. bring UK audiences Abbas-Mustan’s action thriller Race 2 ,starring Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel.

The high-octane action-thriller is scheduled to release in the UK on 25thJanuary 2013, marking the first big Bollywood release next year. 

The film, a sequel to Abbas-Mustan’s UK hit Race (2008), was shot extensively in Turkey, in and around Istanbul, with the leading actors earlier this year. 

With music composed by Pritam and styling by Anaita Shroff Adajania, it is touted to be the hottest film of next year. 


Watch the trailer here:

First Look: Ameesha Patel in ‘Race 2’

The first look poster of actress Ameesha Patel from Race 2 has been revealed. 

The 37-year-old actress was last seen on the silver screen in the UK in Yash Raj Films’ Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic in 2008. In Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2, Patel plays the role of Cherry, a glamorous assistant to Anil Kapoor’s character RD. 

Race 2 is slated to release across UK cinemas on 25th January 2012 through UTV Motion Pictures. 

Watch the digital poster of Ameesha Patel’s first look here: