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Salman not approached for Race 3

Salman not approached for Race 3
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A lot of rumours have been doing the rounds that Salman Khan is set to replace lead actor Saif Ali Khan in the third instalment of \'Race\' franchise.

A lot of rumours have been doing the rounds that Salman Khan is set to replace lead actor Saif Ali Khan in the third instalment of 'Race' franchise.

Putting all the speculations to rest, directors Abbas-Mustan themselves said nothing of that sort was on the cards, at least at the moment.

“We have not narrated any idea to Salman. We are yet to take a call on 'Race 3'. Next year we will decide about the casting and other details of the film. The writers are working on the script. We haven’t heard the story so we can’t say anything about casting. There are reports that Salman is going to be part of the third part of the film but the fact is work is in progress so it’s too early to say anything,” they said.

The first two parts of the action-thriller franchise have done well commercially. The first film released in 2008, starring Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna in prominent roles while its sequel 'Race 2', released in 2013, which featured Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.

On being asked if they have plans to replace or retain Saif and Anil Kapoor in the third part of the successful series, the filmmakers said, “Not decided the characters yet.”Abbas-Mustan’s last work as a director was 'Kis Kisko Pyar Karoon'. The duo earlier worked with Salman Khan in 2001 film 'Chori Chori Chupke Chupke', which also starred Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta.

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