Ramesh Taurani, who had been waiting to work with the hot and sexy John Abraham, has finally got his wish fulfilled. John will be playing the role of a villain in his forthcoming movie Race 2. To be directed by Abbas-Mastan, Race 2 will see the continuation of Saif Ali Khan and Anil Kapoor from the prequel.
John has previously played negative characters in hit movies like Dhoom and recently New York, with his performance in the former being highly appreciated by all. And in Race 2, he is all set to play an out and out negative character. As for the female leads, a lot has already been speculated. Though reports stated that ‘Saifeena’ girl, Kareena Kapoor, and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra will be starring in this action-packed thriller, Taurani refuted them saying that the female co-stars have not yet been finalized. Katrina Kaif, whose character died in the first movie, can obviously not be a part of this one. But the interesting fact is that John’s girlfriend, Bipasha Basu who was paired opposite Saif, will not be working in this sequel.
The movie will supposedly go on floors in 2010 and the makers are currently scouting for exotic locales to match the beauty of the South African and Dubai ones previously shown in Race.