Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
With Bipasha Basu insisting that her role in under-production RACE 2 is just a guest appearance that she is doing mainly for Abbas-Mustan, it has pretty much turned out to be a dampener for her fans who were expecting a much bigger part for the lady. Though the role is currently being kept under the wraps, insiders insist that it is all a part of a well designed strategy.
"It is good that Bipasha herself has spoken about the role since this pretty much dissolves all rumours surrounding her inclusion in RACE 2," says an expert, "On a lighter note, with Bipasha's screen time being bare minimum in the film, the trio of Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ameesha Patel can breathe easy because Abbas-Mustan can now be expected to concentrate better on their role and presentation."
When asked about how she would continue the character of Sonia that she played in RACE, Bipasha simply said 'no idea'. She added though that she has been assured her guest appearance would be important to RACE 2. "Moreover, a very important part of being in an Abbas-Mustan film is that they bring really cool style and flavour to the characters. They are extremely stylish directors and I am sure there would be something good reserved for me even though it's a guest appearance," she says.
Abbas-Mustan are much more upbeat about Bipasha's inclusion in the film though and insist that it is as important as the other lead actors. While not quite commenting that it is a guest appearance, Abbas Burmawala says, "Bipasha brings in continuity from RACE to RACE 2. She starts the story from where it had ended. She is really important to the film."
We would want to see that as well.