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Deepika Padukone turns action star for Race 2

PTI  New Delhi, November 09, 2012
First Published: 18:00 IST(9/11/2012) | Last Updated: 01:24 IST(10/11/2012)
Actor Deepika Padukone is all set to dabble in a role which revolves around action for Abbas-Mustan’s thriller Race 2. To make her character more convincing the 26-year-old has decided to shoot the hi-octane stunts without a double, which includes a thrilling car chase sequence.

Deepika“Abbasji-Mustanji (directors) have mastered this genre. I was a bit nervous during the first couple of days since this is the first time I have attempted an action thriller, but they gave me a lot of confidence and made me feel comfortable,” said Deepika, who looks sizzling on the poster of the film.

Director Abbas was all praise for the actress and said that she fulfilled all the requirements of the character because she is both glamorous and fearless.

“Despite her romantic heroine image, she had no qualms about playing a character that had grey shades. We were keen on casting her as the role required someone really glamorous and sexy and yet look convincing while pulling off stunts. Just like her character; she is equally fearless in real life and looks very convincing on screen. She was even comfortable handling guns, which I have not seen in many actors. She will easily be one of the hottest action babes in Bollywood,” he added.

Race 2 which is the sequel to 2008 hit film Race, also stars Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel.

The film is all set to hit theatres on January 25, 2013.
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