Mumbai: John Abraham, who stole the thunder from protagonist Abhishek Bachchan, despite playing a baddie in ‘Dhoom’, is all set to turn wicked again. The actor, known for his chiselled body, will be seen playing villain in the sequel of ‘Race’. A source said to a news daily, “Producer Ramesh Taurani has been wanting to work with John for long now. Even Abbas-Mustan, the directors have been in talks about the same. Now they have decided to cast him.”
The film will star Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor and John Abraham in the lead roles. However, the lead actresses have not been finalised yet.
‘Race-2’ will see all the other characters in negative as well as positive shades except John, who will play a negative character. “Unlike the rest of the characters in Race who had both negative and positive shades, John will be playing an out and out villain in the sequel. John has also loved the script and is quite kicked about playing the bad guy,” the source added.
Producer Ramesh Taurani confirmed the news and said, “Yes John has been finalised for the negative role in the film, but we are yet to cast the three female leads.”