Since a very long time speculations are rife that Race 3 is in
the offing. A number of names have already been doing the rounds
when one speaks about the cast. Recently, there was a strong buzz
that Salman Khan might be seen playing the lead in this film.
However now, in a twist of tale, if reports are to be believed then
the actor has been replaced by Hrithik Roshan after the former
opted out citing date issues.
Salman already has a string of projects up next, which include
Kabir Khan's Tubelight and Ali Abbas Zafar's Tiger Zinda Hai. On
the other hand Hrithik will be free after Kaabil since Krrish 4
will go on floors only after some time.
A DNA report quoted a source saying, "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." Further an insider
added that in order to sign Race 3, Salman "needs to have dates
free. 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
Hrithik's last release Mohenjo Daro tanked at the box office and
later the actor was quoted saying that he is now keen on doing more
films in a year.
Meanwhile, a trade insider was further quoted as saying, "When
it came to Race 2, Saif Ali Khan was quite vocal that the script
could have been better. He pretty much echoed the sentiments of
audiences as well who felt that the film wasn't as impressive as
the first film in the series. This makes the job all the more
difficult when it comes to Race 3. Moreover, whether it is Salman
Khan or Hrithik Roshan, both would give it quite some thought."
So, will the Kaabil actor finally seal the deal? Guess we will
have to wait for sometime to hear more on this.