Deepika Padukone turns action star for 'Race 2'

Deepika Padukone

Actress Deepika Padukone is all set to dabble in out-in-out action for Abbas-Mustan's thriller "Race 2".

To make her character more convincing, this time around the 26-year-old actress has decided to shoot the hi-octane stunts without a double, which includes a thrilling car chase sequence.

"Abbasji-Mustanji (directors) have mastered this genre. I was a bit nervous during the first couple of days since this is the first time I have attempted an action thriller, but they gave me a lot of confidence and made me feel comfortable," said Deepika, who looks sizzling on the poster of the film, in a white gown with a thigh-high slit and

scarlet lips.

Director Abbas was all praise for the actress and said that she fulfilled the requirement of the character because she is both glamorous and fearless.

"Despite her romantic heroine image, she had no qualms about playing a character that had grey shades. We were keen on casting her as the role required someone really glamorous and sexy and yet look convincing while pulling off stunts. Just like her character; she is equally fearless in real life and looks very convincing on screen.

"She was even comfortable handling guns, which I have not seen in many actors. She will easily be one of the hottest action babes in Bollywood," he added.

"Race 2" which is the sequel to 2008 hit film "Race", also stars Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel.

The film is all set to hit theatres on January 25, 2013.

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