The much-coveted ‘Race’ franchise has been in news for some time now. After a number of top notch names being tossed around, rumours abounded that Salman Khan has been signed up for the Abbas Mastan franchise. Now in a surprising twist of tale it is said that Hrithik Roshan might have replaced Salman Khan as the first choice to play the lead role in ‘Race 3’.
The reason Hrithik is being considered for the third instalment of the franchise is the fact that the actor is free after the release of Sanjay Gupta directorial ‘Kaabil’. Whereas Salman Khan is not free.
Sources said, “There’s still time for Hrithik to start work on ‘Krrish 4’ and he’s through with ‘Kaabil’ after January 2017. ‘Race 3’ could well be next. Now that he has worked on ‘Kaabil’ which is a quickie by his standards, he is ready to move on to his next big one. He would now be seen in an average of three movies, if not four, every two years.”
Sources further added, “Salman Khan was considered but he does not have dates. If it was only ‘Tubelight’, it would be understandable. But Salman has also signed ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, which could keep him occupied through 2017. And if he ends up picking ‘Dabangg 3’ for Eid 2018, ‘Race 3’ will only arrive by 2018-end. So he might not be picked.”
Of the Race franchise, the first went on to become one of the highest grosser of 2008. ‘Race 2’, however, opened to mixed reactions from critics. Now it remains to be seen if Race 3 turns out to be as impressive as the first. So, whether it is Salman Khan or Hrithik Roshan, both would give it quite some thought before signing the dotted lines.
Who will it be Salman Khan or Hrithik Roshan in ‘Race 3’? We shall soon update you.
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