Race Producer Ramesh Taurani confirmed the news and said, “The actors have been trained for a sword fencing sequence formulated by action director Peter Hein. We have specially flown down trainers from Vietnam for this sequence. Saif and Jacqueline have both given it their best to make it a mind-blowing sequence which we are planning to shoot soon.”
Race director duo Abbas-Mustan said, “Both stars have an important action sequence opposite each other in Race 2 so both have to match their energy and level of action. Jacqueline has taken a lot of interest and dedicated herself completely to getting her actions and facial expressions right. We were surprised to see her level of commitment. Many days, she managed to practise for up to four hours at a stretch. Whereas, Saif, who has been practising daily, is still not satisfied. So he has decided to train more to learn the art properly.”
A source said, “The original plan was to shoot the sequence in Mumbai but later, directors found an exotic location in Turkey. This is a major schedule of the film and will be shot for 65 days starting May 1. Both stars will practise for an hour daily before the shoot.”
“It’s a three and a half minute intensive action sequence between the actors in martial art form,” the source added.
The film is slated for release on Jan 25, 2013.