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 However now, in a twist of tale, if reports are to be believed then the actor has been replaced by Hrithik Roshan after the former opted out citing date issues.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 picked."
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.