Too many sequels to choose from

Sonakshi had to pull out of the action thriller, directed by Abbas Mustan, on account of date problems which clashed with those of the sequel to the 2010 blockbuster. “It was unfortunate that I had to opt out of ‘Race 2’. I was really looking forward to it.

But when the dates of ‘Race 2’ were shifted forward, I couldn’t be part of the film as the shooting for the sequel of Dabangg was to begin from March,” Sonakshi said. “So there was no way I could accommodate both films,” she added.

Sonakshi made her debut with Dabangg, starring Salman, and the film went on to become one of the highest grossing Bollywood films. For the sequel, the original cast of Salman and
Sonakshi has been retained. However, the story will be shifted to a bigger city.

Director Abhinav Kashyap has opted out of the sequel following which, producer
Arbaaz Khan has stepped in to the direct the film. The sequel will go on floors next year in March and is likely to release during Christmas next year. ‘Race 2’ is the sequel to the 2008-hit film ‘Race’ and stars an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez and Amisha Patel.

The film is scheduled to release in November next year.

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