Ramesh Taurani’s RACE 2 to release 25th January, 2013.

Abbas-Mustan thriller fans won’t have to wait muchlonger as the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster Race is readyfor its release, scheduled for 25th January, 2013.

After several deliberations, duo Abbas-Mustan and producer Ramesh Taurani ofTips zeroed in on the release date of the film.

Confirms Producer Ramesh Taurani, “Race 2 releasesJanuary 25th next year. We felt it was just the right date to release our film.”

Having gone on floors earlier this year, thehighly-anticipated action thriller from the house of Tips completed its secondschedule through the month of Jan-Feb with starcast Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan,John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernades and Amisha Patel.

Says director Abbas, “Race 2 is in the same genre and will be madeon a grand scale as the original. We will be shooting in Turkey and Cyprus next. The story has plentyof twists and turns and every character will have gray shades.”

Adds producer Ramesh Taurani, “We shot for the secondschedule of the film from 23rd Janto 24th Feb. It took off smoothly and the star-cast has been accommodating throughout. Weare very excited and hope to make Race 2 biggerand better than the original.”

In spite of being a multi-starrer, sources confirmthat the shoots went off smoothly and everyone on board was accommodating giventheir excitement over the film.

Produced by Tips, the action thrillerRace 2 starringSaif Ali Khan,John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoorand Ameesha Patel is scheduled to release 25th January, 2013.