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Subhash K Jha (DNA; August 7, 2017)
Post Tubelight, Salman Khan is now looking at some full-on masala, paisa-vasool projects.
The first movie to move Salman into the masala groove is Race 3. This will be the third film in the Race franchise for which producer Ramesh Taurani has been after the superstar for around four years. Finally, Salman has given a nod to the project on the condition that Remo D’Souza will direct the movie. Remo, it seems, has decided to put his other Salman project, Dancing Dad, on the backburner to focus on Race 3. Taurani, of course, has happily agreed to Salman’s pre-condition.
So where does that leave the Abbas-Mustan duo, who directed the first two Race films to success?
Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna played step-brothers in the first movie of the franchise. The female leads were Katrina Kaif and Bipasha Basu. The movie also had Anil Kapoor in the role of a greedy cop.
Race 2 (2012)
John Abraham and Deepika Padukone essayed siblings in the movie, that excluded most members of the original cast. Saif Ali Khan and Anil Kapoor were the only two members to return, with the plot based around Bipasha Basu’s murder. Jacqueline Fernandez played John’s love interest.