Bollywood: 2013 to be year of sequels and remakes

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2013 seems to be the year of remakes and sequels in Bollywood as a number of production houses are planning to bank on the popularity of their hit films by releasing their next instalments.

Beginning with 'Race 2' and 'Murder 3', the year will have some of the much-awaited sequels as well as remakes like 'Chashme Baddoor' and 'Zanjeer'.

The year is set to end with big budgeted sequels like 'Krrish 3' and 'Dhoom 3', but others such as 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2' and 'Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns' will hit screens much ahead.

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With an ensemble star cast and the promise of the same thrill that 'Race' had offered in 2008, its sequel is set to release on January 25. Anil Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are reprising their roles from the previous film while Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ameesha Patel are new additions to the cast. Bipasha Basu will reprise her role of Sonia in a special appearance.

Emraan Hashmi is not a part of the third instalment in the Murder series. The film, starring Randeep Hooda and Aditi Rao Hydari, will release on February 15.

'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns' will hit theatres on March 8 with Irrfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan as new additions.

Two sequels are set to release in May - 'Shootout at Wadala' and 'Aashiqui 2'. The former is the sequel to underworld drama 'Shootout at Lokhandwala' (2007), while 'Aashiqui 2' is a revisit to the hit 1990 film starring Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal. The new film has Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor as the lead pair.

The Deol family will return with 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' in June, while the sequel to 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai' is set to hit screens in August. The film has a new star cast comprising Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.

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