Mumbai, Oct 24: Bollywood actor jacqueline Fernandez has been roped in to work in Race 2, after Sonakshi Sinha backed out, reports Mumbai Mirror.
Jacqueline refused to work in Krrish 3 as refused to lock lips with lead male actor Hrithik Roshan in the film.
Jacqueline, whose last big film was Murder 2, will now work for Ramesh Taurani's production Race 2.
As soon as the director duo Abbas-Mustan and producer Ramesh Taurani learned that Jacqueline was out of Krrish 3, they immediately contacted the actress to offer her a role in Race 2, the report said.
“Sonakshi was initially brought on-board for the same role. But since she cited date issues as a reason to opt out, the filmmakers were in search of a replacement. And so, Jacqueline has been roped in to essay the role,” said the source.
The film also stars Deepika Padukone, Ameesha Patel, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor and John Abraham.
Ramesh Taurani confirmed, “Yes, we have signed Jacqueline in place of Sonakshi. We start shooting in November.”