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Jacqueline Fernandez back in action for Race 2

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, November 16, 2012
First Published: 12:50 IST(16/11/2012) | Last Updated: 17:51 IST(17/11/2012)
After Katrina Kaif in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Anushka Sharma in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, it’s now Jacqueline Fernandez’s turn to hop on a motorbike for her next film. The actor, who will be seen next in Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2, is performing her own stunts for the movie. Jacqueline, we’re told, will be involved in some power-packed action sequences and bike chases.

A source close to the actor says, “True to the name of the film, Jacqueline has done some extremely high-octane action sequences and has been training with a Vietnamese martial arts expert to be in peak form,” adding, “She has done a complete chase sequence on a mean machine — the super bike Yamaha R1, as part of the film's action.”

Talking about the said scenes, a production insider further reveals that the actor was super enthusiastic and wanted to get the best shots for the scene. “To ensure that, she trained for two weeks prior to the shoot and got used to the manoeuvres of the bike. Not only has she learned how to ride it, but can do so at a high speed now,” he says.

Interestingly Jacqueline’s co-star and bike fanatic John Abraham, who also owns the same motorcycle, encouraged her to perform her own stunts. “When John learnt about the bike chase sequence, he volunteered to help Jacqueline. They have worked together in Houseful 2 and hence share a great camaraderie. John, being a bike lover, gave Jacqueline a few tips to be able to control the bike better.”

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