Lara Dutta is dying to do a period film. And she's on the verge of signing one. However, Lara's arch-rival Bipasha Basu's chances of doing a period film are receding.
Rajkumar Santoshi's Ashok and Rituparno Ghosh's Draupadi have both been shelved. And Ben Kingsley's Taj Mahal project, which will feature Bipasha as Jahan Ara and Aishwarya Bachchan as Mumtaz Mahal, hasn't taken off. Bipasha will just have to be happy playing very contemporary women, like the one in Race.
"Abbas-Mustan keep casting me as these morally ambivalent women, first in Ajnabee and now in Race," Bipasha laughs throatily. There's talk of a sequel to Race. No, it will not be called Disg-Race. It will bring the entire cast together again. Except poor Akshaye Khanna who dies at the end of Race.