Scripts, contracts and ideas are beginning to crystallise for Race 2, the follow-up to last year’s successful Race. It looks as though Saif Ali Khan will be returning and this time the lead female character is likely to be played by Kareena Kapoor. Bebo replaces Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy who appeared in the first movie, and it also looks as though Anil Kapoor and Akshaye Khanna, for obvious reasons if you’ve seen the first movie, will not be returning – this opens up a number of vacancies in the cast list!
This is going to be a really big year for Bebo. After a relatively quiet 2008, she has four big movies lined up for this year, the first being the next Akshay Kumar movie Kambakht Ishq with a host of American stars making cameo roles and Denise Richards in a more substantial part. She’s also working on 3 Idiots, the new Aamir Khan movie, and Main Aur Mrs Khanna with Salman Khan – and then finally, there’s another Saif Ali Khan movie, Agent Vinod.
That’s a handsome cast of men that Kareena will be starring with this year – so what is it she looks for in a man? “I like guys who are real and who don’t show off,” she says, “I like men who show their true colours from the beginning. I love Saif Ali because he is what he is. That is what really matters to me.”